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Death and suffering are common experiences in David Ngaruiya's native Kenya. In a land blessed with abundant resources, poverty retains its stranglehold and diseases like AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis pose a constant threat. However, Ngaruiya is optimistic about the Church initiating change throughout Africa.
In our anger we tritely rebuke God. Empty words are often cast out of dark thoughts, emotional anxiety, or physical pain. Whether or not we believe our words, we speak or think them like we mean them. It pains us and it pains God; yet, just like the people living in the mid-fifth century BC—when the words of Malachi we likely spoken—we cast the Lord's grace aside.
Sometimes sin can feel like slavery. We can feel uncomfortable in our own skin. Shouldn't we know better and do better? Should we throw up our arms and cry, "Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?" like Paul in Romans 7:24?
Some people certainly do that. But is Paul really communicating that Christians are bound to struggle—that we should just acknowledge our weakness and move on? If Romans 7:14-25 reflects Paul's fight and failure with sin, the rest of the letter doesn't make much sense.