"...(Moses) called God both "a consuming fire" and "a merciful God". How could both of these things be true?...When God's people turned against Him and His commands, His anger and judgment were fierce. But when His people recognized the errors of their ways, repented, and returned to God in sincerity and submission, His grace and forgiveness knew no limits."
Quote from 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible by Steve and Lois Rabey
ponder: to think or consider, especially quietly, soberly and deeply