Does God care about our good works? Yes… and no. Good works do not make God love us more. But since sin hurts us, God does not want us to sin. The reason God hates sin is because of how much sin damages and harms His children. Sin hurts us! That is why He doesn’t want us to sin! That is why He warns us against sin and pleads with us to turn away from it.
Why did Jesus cry out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” He knew he was going to rise from the dead, so how was He forsaken? In this post we see that the cry of Jesus from the cross was the cry of every human heart put to voice in the agonizing cry of Jesus. On the cross, through the separation caused by sin, Jesus felt what we feel.
Many of us know our greatest strengths. But what about your greatest weaknesses, or your greatest sins? Could you name them? A while back in an interview for a ministry position, I got asked about my three greatest strengths and my three greatest weaknesses. Have you ever been asked questions like these? Could you answer them?
Is it true that God cannot look upon sin? No! If this were true, God would know next to nothing about this world, and Jesus could not have come to earth. In this post, I consider a question sent in to me by a reader about whether or not God can look upon sin and evil. This idea comes from a misunderstanding of Habakkuk 1:13.