God Is a Consuming Fire

For our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29).
“We are also told that God is a consuming fire. Is this a contradiction of what John wrote, that He is love? No, indeed not! The same God who is Love is also a consuming fire. He is a consuming fire of divine love. That is the only answer, if Love is who He is.
That God is a “consuming fire” wonderfully demonstrates the great passion of His love. His is a “consuming” love; and His love is a “purging, purifying” love. His is a love that knows no retreat; knows no end; knows no defeat. He conquers all, not with pure might and strength, not with pure wrath and judgment; but with pure, undying, unrelenting, unceasing, unconditional love.
Love never fails (I Corinthians 13:8).
The greatest of these is love (I Corinthians 13:13).
Love is the greatest, because He is Love – and He is the greatest.
Love never fails, because He is Love-and He never fails. “
Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. The Salvation of All (p. 108). You can purchase here.