God is a consuming fire - how?

"God is a consuming fire" (Hebrews 12) Sounds fearsome, but really it is most comforting:
LOVE consumes hate. The hatred spewing forth from “social justice warriors,” etc., stimulates thought to reach out for sanity, God, Love.
MIND consumes many minds. The constant butting heads turn us like tired children to the one Intelligence, infinite God, good.
PRINCIPLE consumes chaos. Personal sense (Godless personal opinion) withers before Principle.
SPIRIT consumes matter. The ugliness of materialism (addiction, self-love...) is ripening for destruction, Spirit forever near, with whom there is no variableness nor shadow of turning.
SOUL consumes personal sense (Godless personal opinion, worldly thought). Man’s rightful place as the expression of Soul annihilates Godless personal sense.
LIFE consumes death. The constant fear-mongering turn us like tired children to Life eternal where there is no fear.
TRUTH consumes error. "Truth drives error out of all selfhood." (S&H)