Our God is a Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:28-29)
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire” ( Hebrews 12:28-29 )
In the end, when it all comes down to it, the only things that remain are you and God. The things of this life will pass away and be forgotten. The desires and troubles of this world will no longer exist and what was, will no longer be. In light of this what kind of people should we be?
Since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken or removed, we should be a grateful people who worship God because of the great and mighty things He has done for us. While we look forward to eternity, we do not need to wait for it to experience the abundant, intimate life promised. Through Christ Jesus we have already begun eternal life ( John 17:3 ).
This is the perspective we should have each and every day of our lives, not focusing on the cares of this world, but focusing on the kingdom which cannot be shaken, because it is what will remain when all is said and done. God is a jealous God ( Deuteronomy 4:23-24 ) and He desires intimacy with us. We should activity worship Him, being thankful for all He has done, making our lives count on the basis of what Jesus has done for us.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased” ( Hebrews 13:15-16 ).
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