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Playing with Fire

Today’s lesson; Fire is Hot.

Just over a week ago, I was in Church and God showed me a picture of some wax. I had no idea why, of what it was about.

Today I was trying to melt some wax with my ‘improved’ lighter, and the lighter melted and I slightly burnt my finger. I know that when my Mam reads this she will be horrified. (Please forgive me, I really wasn’t being that dangerous and no real ill consequences came).

Why is fire so tempting? I want to suggest, (though I don’t claim to be the first) that fire is like love, that fire is like God. A bit. See, fire is amazing, makes you warm, makes you excited, makes you want to get closer, to play, to be awed. But… Fire is also dangerous. Especially if you underestimate it. 

I might start to use fire in a bad way… to feel powerful maybe? Or I might leave fire unattended, scorn it’s potential to do something. Or I might forget to put more fuel on the fire, and be shocked when it goes cold.

Reading between the lines;

The Fire the that sparkles and warms

Burns those who scorn,

The Love that melts the heart must

not become lust,

The God whose compassion shines

also refines.

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So don’t underestimate Fire, Don’t underestimate Love and Don’t underestimate God. Micah 1:4

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Comments on: "Playing with Fire" (1)

  1. ” I was trying to melt some wax with my ‘improved’ lighter, and the lighter melted and I slightly burnt my finger. I know that when my Mam reads this she will be horrified.”
    Am I horrified as all that? Maybe a bit but can’t help smirking at the following backpedal!! (Please forgive me, I really wasn’t being that dangerous and no real ill consequences came).
    Well you were playing with wax and a new ‘improved’ self destructing lighter in someone’s house.
    Now what was that comparison? Fire is a bit like God. Fear him and you have (the begining of) wisdom. More anon…
    (Got me thinking about what The Kingdom is like)
    xxxxxx

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