If You Can't Stand the Heat...
We're in the middle of a 25-year heat spell and intense drought right now. This 111 degree day was the one Danny spent in the garage building my prayer bench. You just keep doing what you have to do.
It's fun to read and listen to stories about global warming and how millions of years ago ... and how millions of years from now ... yeah, that's when I tune out, too.
Yes, this may be a record-high summer across the country. Yes, it can be unbearable without air conditioning. Yes, it's uncomfortable to breathe when the humidity is so high.
But there is something worse.
And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. Revelation 16:7-9
Scripture is filled with verses about the heat, fire and flames of the end times and hell. If you're saved, you'll never feel a bit of that heat, even if July in Iowa may seem that way. We won't ever know a fraction of the heat and burning of death and hell.
That should be reason enough to witness to the lost around us - can you imagine someone you know scorched and burning? That terrifying picture is what awaits those who rebel against God.
While 111 degrees may seem unbearable, it's nothing compared to eternal life without Jesus Christ.