Monday, May 20, 2024

Chadwick: Fire and love

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
    Feast of Commemoration of Helena, Protector of the Faith, 330
    ...for our “God is a consuming fire.”
    —Hebrews 12:29 (NIV)
    Fire is the chosen symbol of Heaven for moral passion. It is emotion aflame. God is love; God is fire. The two are one. The Holy Spirit baptises in fire. Spirit-filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They believe with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with a fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the Fire of God.
    ... Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932), The Way to Pentecost, Hodder and Stoughton, 1932, p. 43 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 12:29; Ex. 3:2; 13:21-22; 24:17; Ps. 97:3; Isa. 6:4-7; 66:16; Dan. 7:9-10; Joel 2:28-29; Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 1:5; 2:3-4; 11:15-16; Rom. 5:5; 1 Cor. 3:12-15; 1 Thess. 5:19; 2 Thess. 1:6-7; Heb. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:7; 1 John 4:8,18; Jude 1:22-23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, fill me with Your burning love.
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