Why Does God Hate Sin?

Psalm 5:4 says “For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.” Such a statement shows us that God clearly does not like sin, but why does he hate it so much?

Unanswered Prayers and the Christian’s Response

here is a high likelihood you have prayed prayers that you feel went unanswered. You prayed for weeks on end, fasted maybe, and yet never received that for which you prayed. The frustration is not a light thing, as many have fallen away from the faith on account of such. Hence, the need to consider possible biblical reasons that could lead to unanswered prayers and what a Christian response should be?

Men at Best

In the last few days, we have read and heard about one of the greatest Christian scandals of our time. Some shocking revelations about Ravi Zachariahs, the Ravi Zachariahs ministers who is now deceased, have come out months after his death. It is now in the public domain that he had, allegedly in private, sexually … Read more

How Sinful Are You? – God’s Faithfulness & Mercy

Many times we say that God is a faithful God (Deuteronomy 7:9, 2 Timothy 2:13, Psalm 33:4) and that he is merciful (2 Samuel 24:14, Luke 6:36, Ephesians 2:4) and he is! According to his mercy and faithfulness, it is amazing how God continually forgives us for all of our sinful ways. Many times we don’t believe that God can forgive us for our sins. We feel that we’re too far gone. We think because we slept with someone, looked at porn, got drunk, rebelled against our parents, and stole something that we’re so sinful and that we surely have lost our salvation and right standing with God.

The “New Normal”

Have you ever heard people today describing something amazing or breathtaking? Or expressing joy and excitement because of something that has happened? Other times, you hear people say phrases like, “‘that’s sick!’ that’s crazy!’ Mambo mbaya!’” and many others that may not be appropriate for this post! It seems like all the bad and negative words form the vocabulary for deep emotion and awe.

Lets Study Together- The Problem of Man

We at Kuza want to help you grow closer to the Lord through your personal time in scripture. We hope to lead you as you study the scriptures that is why we’re creating these blogs called “Lets Study Together.” After you’re done studying we would love to hear what you’ve learned. Please communicate to us through one of our social media handles or via our email address below.

THE PROBLEM OF MAN

Lets Study Together- I Need Help

Unless something is done to help us out then we are doomed to hell. After understanding the nature of man and the major problem we are having, it is good to check out solution too. It will be very unfair for God to sit there and wait for us on the other side of judgement due to sin without showing us a way out.

Upside Down World

The world we live in today is jumbled and in disarray. We are in such a position that our society has embraced wickedness as good. It is so bad that when a Christian speaks about Jesus in some settings, they are accused of infringing on the rights of others and forcing their opinions on them. Worldly views and ideologies are widely accepted comfortably and unquestioned. As if not enough, this attitude is spreading rapidly to all corners of this world. People from all walks of life, young and old, rich and poor, male and female are being deceived and blinded by the god of this world thus you find people living in disobedience to God’s commands and treating God as an unnecessary intrusion into their lives. Scripture tells us that a time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine, instead to suit their desires, they will gather around them a significant number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. People will turn away from the truth and turn towards myths. They call drunkenness good fellowship, and they say looting public resources to get rich is okay. Sexual immorality and adultery are called healthy relationships. Upon persecuting God’s people, they think they are doing excellent service to Him. Homosexuality, they say is accepted by God, which is contrary to what the Bible says.

Seductive

Temptations of various kinds do come our ways frequently. Alluring, seductive, and glamorous, they come very well packaged such that it is very hard to ignore and reject whatever kind of temptation you face. Rarely does a temptation look dangerous and wicked, but wait till you fall and suffer the consequences that your eyes become open. Ravenous wolves in sheep skin they are. Taking a fish’s perspective for example, a fish does not know its destiny as it gets to bite the bait which has a worm. The bait looks good and harmless and it is so enticing until the damage is done. Often times we do the same.

The Ice Rink

Only recently our church had a teens’ week where it was dedicated to teaching the youth on the pertinent issues that affect them in today’s age. On one particular afternoon we went as a group to ice skate as a fun afternoon activity. I will be the first to admit that I was not very confident as skating, quite simply put, is not my forte. However, this was going to prove to be a lot of fun and I did not want to let my fear be the cause of missing out. This turned out to be one of the most spiritually enriching events of my year so far, let alone my week. For me, the ice rink represented the life of a Christian. Jesus himself told us that we are in a world where trouble will never be too far away as we are in a quite unforgiving world, just as the brutal, cold ice is unforgiving. As Christians, at times we really struggle, most of the time holding on to the guard rail, living a life far from the abundant life Christ came to give us(John 10:10). We lack the brevity to take a leap of faith, and trust that Jesus has us covered even in unforgiving conditions. We look at those who seem to be doing well in life (the experienced skaters) with envy and wish we could make that of our lives as well.

His Benefits- Forgiveness of Sin

Life has many ways of getting us down on our knees in despair, as we look around and find that nothing seems to be, as it ought to be. On the contrary, life also has amazing surprises for us, which cause us to get down on our knees and thank God. Thankfulness is not necessarily, most people’s cup of tea! Whereas many would talk big on appreciating things, both big and small, very few, go on and actualize this conversation. One of the greatest ways of acknowledging and depending on God’s omniscience in our daily walk, whether in pastures green or in the valley of the shadow of death, is to forget not his benefits! David looked back and realized that God had done so much for him, way above the troubles he was facing at times. His heart was overwhelmed to the point of blessing the Lord for all his benefits- and they are many. Forgiveness was the first in David’s list of the many benefits of knowing God in Psalm 103!

The Easter Heart

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the month-long season called Lent. It is only as old as the early Middle Ages of the Church. What is interesting is that not all Christians observe it. In the Old Testament days, they used ashes in times of mourning and lamentation. At other times, in times of fasting, Jews would put ash in their heads to signify their sorrow and dead state. Ash Wednesday is a time to remember the frailty of our humanity and how separated we are from God apart from his grace. It also reminds us that we were made from dust (ash) and we will return to dust (ash). It reminds us to mourn over our sins. It is our sin that makes us return to dust. It is our sin that separates us from God. But, in light of Ash Wednesday we’re to look towards the cross and see that despite our sin there is a God that sent his Son Jesus to take on our sin and give us hope in spite of the fact that we’re going to become ash one day.

Mind Your Words

Your words are a picture to you to see if you’re saved or not that is Jesus’ idea in Matthew 12:37. Someone who is truly saved has words of righteousness on the whole. Someone who is not saved does not have words of righteousness on the whole. You will know your status with Christ based on your words. So what are your words like?

Leave Room for God’s Wrath

Each and every one of us has ever been wronged. Time and again we are brushed off the wrong way. Someone steals one of your prized possessions. You are engaged in a bitter altercation with a close friend. You have just heard that one of your classmates spreads false rumors about you. Perhaps you lent someone money and you have never been repaid, instead this person keeps avoiding you. You have been betrayed by someone that you really trusted. The list of wrongs and injustices done is endless and might continue to grow because truth is; as long as we live in this world there will always be conflict amongst us. Sometimes you are the one on the wrong side.

You Must Leave!

What are some of those things that have been giving you self-identity, security, a sense of belonging, and satisfaction? We all have such things in our lives that have made us who we are and are becoming. They may be rooted in the system of the world or founded in the word of God. Everyone who converts to faith is called to leave every ungodly source of influence in their lives. These sources could be the music we listen to, the people we walk with, the movies and programs we watch, the kind of literature we interact with, and even the key figures or people that we look up to.

My Story in Sin

Have you found yourself struggling with sin and at times feeling helpless? I remember back in my early days in faith how I used to struggle living a Christian life. I tried by my own effort to live up to God’s standard as outlined in the scripture. This only brought much struggle in my mind and I could feel myself helpless and tired of fighting by myself. No matter how much I tried, I always found myself falling short and guilt was my portion throughout.

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