Eternal inheritance, consuming fire (Hebrews 12:28-29)

"Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire." - Hebrews 12:28-29

Today a guy in my class preached on this scripture and what he said was pretty fascinating, focusing mostly on the consuming fire.

He also talked about how we should be grateful and offer acceptable worship to God because we've been given a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Imagine if we were given something as our inheritance which was perishable?

Or even built well but with a poor foundation. I'm pleased to think that our inheritance in the kingdom will not pass away, or be affected by floods or earthquakes. I can leave candles on in the house and not be worried about them burning it down in my heavenly inheritance.

But then this verse is followed by the consuming fire. Our God is a force to be reckoned with, the same God that can provide something which cant be shaken, can also utterly destroy.

We worship a powerful God. I have a friend who is 6'6", he is half Native American and half Hispanic, and just got out of the marines. You would NOT want to meet this guy in a dark alley, but I can walk comfortably knowing he's on my side. A guy that big, he's good to have on your side.

God's the biggest, the toughest, and the scariest, but He's on our side, He's our friend, and we don't need to be afraid because we're with Him. And he has given us a good gift, an unshakable kingdom.