Deuteronomy 32:12 (AMPC) So the Lord alone led him; there was no foreign god with Him.
Leviticus 10: 1-3 (NASB) By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy,And before all the people I will be honored.’”So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.God is reminding us that He alone is God. When He rescues us (Colossians 1:13) and saves us it is to bring us to Himself. He is also telling us that He is Holy and therefore requires us to approach Him according to the way He has established, Jesus Christ is the way we approach God , His blood has drawn us to God and in Him we have a right relationship with God our Father. I hear a warning against idolatry which pursues us in many subtle forms. God is not only a consuming fire in the old testament, His name has not changed, He is a consuming fire yesterday, today and forever , the writer of the book of Hebrews also reminds us of this attribute of God.
Hebrews 12:28-29 (AMPC) Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm stable cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service acceptable worship, with modesty pious care and godly fear awe; For our God [is indeed] a consuming fire.
This attribute is connected to worship, it is connected with how we serve and regard the LORD, He is to be regarded as holy , He is to be feared and revered . He is our Father , Son and Holy Spirit , He is our Friend but He is God Almighty, King of all the earth , He is to be revered! May our response to pressures that causes us to falter in our belief be carefully crafted by the Holy Spirit so that we can boldly declare like the three Hebrew boys :
Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, it is not necessary for us to answer you on this point. If our God Whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up!