There are five references to fire in this passage. Life-giving as well as destructive aspects are given. There are other times when fire is mentioned in the Bible; Moses met God in the Burning Bush (Ex 3:2–3); it was fire that revealed the fullness of God’s presence to the disciples on Pentecost (Acts 2).
Though Moses speaks about the presence of God in the fire on Mount Sinai, here God’s word comes to the people with Moses on a level plain. Let Moses speak to you face to face about God as Number One in your life. You are not only reading, but also listening to the Spirit as fire in your heart is set by these words that burn within.
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in Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy that are read each year beginning with autumn.
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