“…Years back, a “hot-spot” was a place where one could go, and have a good time….”

HOT-SPOT……..What the heck is a HOT-SPOT?   Anyway?

Years back, a “hot-spot” was a place where one could go, and have a good time.  For some, it was Key West, for others it is Miami Beach, or Ft. Lauderdale.  In my neck of the woods, it was the Library, the Hi-Hat Club,  Hard Rock Café, or the Skyline Club.  They were all safe places where teens and young adults could go and have “good and safe”  fun.

From a commercial, or Corporate perspective, it could be a “transfer” to HELL.  A place where “no-one” wanted to be assigned. And, some corporations even PAID extra premiums for those who would accept such a “dead-end” assignment. Globally speaking… it could be a place in the “far-east,” that would be treacherous, such as, Iraq, Iran, or maybe Turkey, and the Government would pay  a”high-risk” bonus.  Places where your very life was in jeopardy every day you were there.  Mexico is fast becoming such a Hot-Spot.

In today’s world, and from a Technology standpoint…. It would considered a place where you could pick up a “free-signal” or “hot-spot,” for which you could connect for internet purposes.

Another “hot-spot” that we don’t like to think about would be HELL.  Hell… you say?  Yes…you heard me right…..H-E-double-toothpicks.  Some might ask… “What brings up that comparison?” Look…. We can run from reality all we want…. But someday, we are going to have to account for “our choices” in life.  When we make bad choices…. We can expect some “hot-spots” down the line, sooner, if not later.  For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will give praise to God.”  Therefore, each of us will give an account of himself to God (Rom 14:10-12).  The stark reality of Scripture is that every person, Christian and non-Christian, is accountable before a sovereign God (see Rom. 3:9-19) and will one day have to bow before Christ (Phil. 2:9-11). Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, even more will be asked” (Luke 12:48b). Many reject this declaration of Scripture by all manner of human rationalizations and bias, but their rejection cannot alter the reality of accountability.  In Matthew 12:36 He said, “I tell you that on the day of judgment, people will give an account for every worthless word they speak.”  


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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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