4826 fire

4826 fire

Scripture shows fire being used in a variety of ways in this world. Fire is often mentioned as a symbol, denoting God’s presence and power, his judgment or his purifying work.

Domestic uses of fire

Isa 50:11; Jer 36:22; Mt 5:15; Mk 14:67 pp Lk 22:55 pp Jn 18:18; Jn 21:9; Ac 28:2

Cremation

1Sa 31:12 See also Jos 7:25; Am 6:10

Fire as an instrument of punishment

Lev 20:14 See also Ge 38:24; Lev 20:14; Lev 21:9; Jdg 9:49; Da 3:6

Fire as an instrument of divine judgment

In general terms 2Pe 3:10 See also Ge 19:24; Lev 10:2; Nu 11:1; Nu 16:35; 2Th 1:7-8

Eternal fire Rev 20:10 See also Isa 33:14; Isa 66:24; Mt 3:12 pp Lk 3:17; Mt 18:8 pp Mk 9:43; Mt 25:41; Rev 14:10-11

Fire used in worship

Nu 28:2 See also Lev 24:7; 1Sa 7:9; 2Ch 13:11; Ezr 3:3

Prayers answered by fire

1Ch 21:26 See also 1Ki 18:38; 2Ki 1:10; 2Ch 7:1

Symbolic significance of fire

God’s presence and power Ex 3:2; Ac 2:3 See also Ex 13:21; Ex 19:18; Lev 9:24; Dt 4:36; Jdg 6:21; Jdg 13:20; 2Ki 2:11; Ps 50:3; Ps 97:3; Jer 23:29

Judgment Mal 4:1 See also Dt 4:24; Isa 66:15-16; Jer 5:14; Jer 48:45; Eze 22:20; Am 1:4; 1Co 3:15

Purification or refinement 1Pe 1:7 See also Nu 31:23; Isa 48:10; Zec 13:9; Mal 3:2; 1Co 3:13; Rev 3:18

Zeal Jn 2:17 See also Ps 69:9; Jer 20:9; Lk 24:32; 2Ti 1:6

The power to destroy Jas 3:6 See also Pr 6:27-29; Pr 16:27; Isa 9:18; Isa 43:2

See also

1065God, holiness of
3120Holy Spirit, descriptions
4318coal
4351refining
4848smoke
5222baking
5482punishment
7251pillar of cloud & fire
7322burnt offering
8326purity, moral & spiritual
9210judgment, God’s
9510hell