It has been a hot summer & mostly dry, many that I have spoken to agree including oldies that have been around for a while. There is also more heat on the way according to the forecasts which have been pretty accurate of late. When it gets this hot, every now & then hell gets a mention. Not surprising in one way & we do have a natural tendency to exaggerate, simplify or get pedantic about things in a scissors, paper, rock dynamic.
The dynamic of hell however goes further than a momentary sense of hellishness. Hell is unquenchable, eternal & the reserved home of the devil & all who believe His lie & reject salvation in Christ alone. Every fragment of God’s goodness & mercy will be gone for ever.
So as much as we simplify, exaggerate & get pedantic, we should also get our bearings & the true measure of things lest we go round & round in circles. Only in God can we truly keep things real. Luke 16:19-31.
Prov 3:5-6. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.