The Earth

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Gen 1:1-2 (KJV)

1st we see God as creator of all things in the world. 2nd we see God as a spirit living.

Burning Fire
Consuming Fire

For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

Deut 4:24 (KJV)

Fire is hot and can burn very much. Fire can also refine metal and pottery clay into vessels of use.  Fire can be good as well.

Salvation
Salvation from death.

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Ex 15:2 (KJV)

The strength of God must be very great to create the world and deliver the sinner from death.

God from on high
God Almighty

Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

Deut 7:9 (KJV)

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: 20 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Deut 30:19-20 (KJV)

This is significant because nothing is like God! He is our life and gives each of us the length of life.  Also notice the instruction to cleave on to God and to choose life. Oh may we choose life by repentance.

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