What does it mean our God is a consuming fire?
It’s an expression used to show how God is a mean God who does not condone lawlessness against His standard.
It shows that God is always furious at His creatures and He is very ready at all times to consume them with His fire.
Which verse says God is a consuming fire?
“For our God is a consuming fire.” “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
How does God use fire?
In the context of biblical religion, fire was used to consume the burnt offerings and incense offerings. Fire was to be continually burning upon the altar as a visible sign of the continuous worship of God. If for some reason the fire was extinguished, according to the Talmud, it was to be rekindled only byfriction.
What does fire symbolize in Christianity?
Fire is viewed by Christians, the Chinese, and the Hebrews as being a symbol of divinity (Cooper, 1978). In Christianity, fire can also be symbolic of religious zeal and martyrdom. In Egypt it represents a sense of superiority and control. Many cultures view fire as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge.