Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2 Kings 9:1-37; Jeremiah 44:1-30; Hebrews 11:17-40

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them
which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue
in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Romans 11:22

We must draw near to God rightly. It is not without reason that
God compares Himself to a consuming fire. Approached correctly,
a fire can bring warmth, light and comfort. Approached incorrectly,
a fire can bring damage, destruction and death. The nature of God
and fire are the same. They are to be respected and feared, not treated
irreverently or taken advantage of. The opportunity we have in
this life to serve God is a privilege not to be taken lightly. May we
serve with reverence and sincerity today. —Shane Johnson

O God of burning altar fire, O God of love’s consuming flame, Make pure
the flame of our desire; to win the lost, to seek Thy Name.—A. Carmichael