Love’s response to God’s ultimate sacrifice ought to be myself. This book gives the happy secret of the life on fire for God.
Every moment, every dollar, every talent given to us, if squandered on ourselves will end up in the fire of God’s judgment, and we will be happy to see them go. But the same resources offered to the Lord in the name of Christ, will be accepted by God as a fragrant reminder of His Son’s sacrifice. How do we come to the point of such commitment? This book gives the happy secret of the life on fire for God. Our God is a consuming fire. The fire of God in ancient Israel did one of two things: either it purified by completely burning the offerings for sin outside the camp, or it sanctified as a sweet savour what was offered to God on the bronze altar before the Lord. We have the same choice today. Jim Elliot wrote: “He makes His ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitable? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things.’ Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame…‘Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.’”