Shedding Light Moment 10th June 2022.
In ancient Israel, the priests were instructed not to let the fire on the altar go out. See Lev 6:9, 12-13). This required a lot of work, not the least of which was collecting firewood in a land not known for its dense forests.
Some scholars see the fire on the altar as a symbol for the flame of our devotion for the Lord. Spiritual passion is not something to be treated lightly or taken for granted. It will grow cold if we fail to keep it supplied with fuel.
The apostle Paul addressed the subject of spiritual fervour in his letter to the Romans (Rom 12:1-2, 11). To keep the fire of our devotion burning strong, we must continue the hard work of stocking our fuel supply with hope, patience, steadfast prayer, generosity, hospitality, and humility (vv.11-16). Consider this SLM:-
“Our love for Jesus is the key to spiritual passion”.