“Then the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire.” Deuteronomy 4:12
“Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire as you have heard, and still live?” Deuteronomy 4:33
“The LORD spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, while I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain.” Deuteronomy 5:4-5
“For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived? Go near and hear all that the LORD our God will say, and speak to us all that the LORD our God will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.” Deuteronomy 5:26-27
It never ceases to amaze me when a theme emerges from the reading that I so “randomly” put together. It always just proves to me how un-random God really is. He is such a God of order and design, guiding us each and every step of the way; even when we’re not paying attention.
Today’s theme is centered on the fire. The LORD is an all consuming fire and He speaks through it to us. What is He saying to you today? Are you avoiding the fire out of fear and allowing someone to stand between you and God allowing them to interpret His words for you?
Look at the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Where was God in that fire? Look at the story of Moses and the burning bush? Where was God in that fire?
There are plenty of fiery situations that we go through in life, need we be afraid of them knowing the likelihood that God is in the midst of them waiting for us to draw near to Him and hear what He has to say to us through the fire?
“To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD is God; there is no other besides Him. Out of heaven He let you hear His voice that He might discipline you. And on earth He let you see His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.” Deuteronomy 4:35-36