Living in Arizona, you get used to hearing of temperatures reaching 110. For the most part, it is not all that bad because there is always some air conditioned building, or a body of water that you can retreat to. There are times, however, that the heat just gets to you. This past weekend the temperatures rose to 120 plus. That’s hot no matter how dry it is.
Heat is good and I prefer it over 10 feet of snow with my nostril hair freezing as soon as I walk outside, but excessive heat will kill.
When you think about it anything in excess is dangerous. Too much water and you will drown. Too much sugar and you will get diabetes. Too much salt and your blood pressure will go up. Too much food and you will get fat. Too much heat will kill every living thing. All good things in excess can become a danger.
The exception to this, of course, is God’s grace. There is no such thing as getting too much of the grace of God.
Romans 5:20 – “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:”
I am grateful for the many blessed things I have here on this earth such as heat, water, sugar, and family. This list could go on and on. I am even more grateful for the grace of God, however. For as all other good things can become overwhelming if you have too much of them; God’s grace will never be overwhelming, but always needed and accepted.
May we live lives where God can shower His grace upon us. May His unmerited favor flow upon us giving us life more abundant.
John 10:10 – “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The grace of God will glorify our Father through our lives and lead others to His mercy and grace for salvation.
II Corinthians 4:15 – “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.”
Romans 2:4 – “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?”