God is not just love, He is a consuming fire…


God is holy

Deut 4 God is…

The world shouts out and questions: who is God? They respond that God is love, and He is—but Moses set the record straight when he reminded the Israelites that “The Lord your God is a consuming fire; he is a jealous God.” [Deut 4:24]  Moses reminded them that one of the ways He reveals Himself is through fire, whether in a burning bush or on the top of a mountain. He revealed Himself to the pagan Egyptians and the Israelites as one who is not a man who should change his mind. [Num 23:19] Moses asked them this question: “what other great nation has a god so near to them like the Lord our God whenever we call on him?” [Deut 4:7] God is asking us the very same question; Do you know the Lord God?

Here is the truth: “You do not see him now, but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy.” [1Peter 1:8] Even though they and we do not “see” him, we hear his voice saying: “This is the correct way, walk in it,” whether you are heading to the right or the left. [Is 30:21] This is as true today as it was yesterday: if we seek Him, we will find Him; if we seek Him with all our heart and soul. [Deut 4:29]

 God is the Lord God, and there is no other besides him. He asks: Do you love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength? [Deut 6:5]  

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