MAZUVA ano vanhu vakawanda vanonzwa vakasurukirwa vachiona sokuti hapana kana ane hanya navo zvechokwadi. Kazhinji ndiwo manzwiro anowanzoita vanhu vakuru. Nevanawo vazhinji mazuva ano, kusanganisira vakawanda vanoshumira Mwari, vanombonzwawo vakasurukirwa uye vachitya. Unoziva here kuti nemhaka yei vachinzwa saizvozvo? *

Pane zvikonzero zvakawanda zvinoita kuti vanzwe saizvozvo. Ngatimbokurukurai muenzaniso womumwe murume akararama kare-kare, makore anenge chiuru Jesu asati azvarwa. Ainzi Eriya. Akararama panguva iyo rudzi rwaIsraeri rwakanga rwasiya kunamata Mwari wechokwadi Jehovha. Vakawanda vakanga vatanga kunamata mwari wenhema Bhaari. Eriya akati: “Ini ndoga ndini ndasara.” Asi unofunga kuti Eriya ndiye oga akanga asara pavanhu vaishumira Jehovha here?

Kunyange zvazvo Eriya asina kuzviziva, vamwe muIsraeri vakanga vachiri kunamata Mwari wechokwadi. Kungoti vakanga vatiza vakanovanda. Vakanga vachitya. Unoziva kuti vaityei here?

Mambo wevaIsraeri Ahabhi, akanga asisiri kunamata Jehovha; akanga ava kunamata mwari wenhema Bhaari ainamatwa nemudzimai wake akaipa ainzi Jezebheri. Saka Jezebheri nomurume wake Ahabhi vaida kubata vose vaishumira Jehovha vobva vavaita kanyama-kanyama, kunyanya Eriya. Ndokusaka Eriya akatiza. Akafamba makiromita anenge 483 akananga mugwenga reHorebhi, nzvimbo inonziwo Sinai muBhaibheri. Pachine mazana emakore Eriya asati azvarwa, paSinai  ndipo apo Jehovha akapa vanhu vake Mitemo ine Gumi nemimwe mitemo yose. Eriya akavanda mubako muHorebhi ari oga. Unofunga kuti Eriya aifanira kutya here?

Bhaibheri rinoratidza kuti izvi zvisati zvaitika, Jehovha akanga amboshandisa Eriya kuita zvishamiso zvikuru. Jehovha akambopindura Eriya paakanyengetera kuti atumire moto kubva kudenga kuti upise chibayiro. Paakaita izvozvo, Jehovha akaratidza kuti ndiye Mwari wechokwadi, kwete Bhaari. Saka Eriya paaiva mubako, Jehovha akataura naye.

Jehovha akamubvunza kuti, “Uri kuitei pano?” Eriya akapindura kuti, ‘Ini ndoga ndini ndasara pavanhu vose vanokushumirai.’ Jehovha akabva agadzirisa Eriya zvakanaka-naka achiti, ‘Ndichine zviuru zvinomwe zvevanhu vanondishumira.’ Jehovha akaudza Eriya kuti adzokere, achimutsanangurira kuti akanga achine basa rakawanda raaifanira kuita.

Unofunga kuti tinodzidzei pane zvakaitwa naEriya?—Kunyange vanhu vanoshumira Jehovha dzimwe nguva vanombotya. Saka tose vakuru nevaduku, tinofanira kuyeuka kuti tikumbire Jehovha kuti atibatsire. Bhaibheri rinovimbisa kuti: “Jehovha ari pedyo navose vaya vanodana kwaari.”

Panezve chimwe chidzidzo: Tine hama nehanzvadzi dziri kwakasiyana-siyana dzinoda Jehovha uye dzinotida. Bhaibheri rinoti: “Zvinhu zvizhinji izvozvo zvamuri kutambura nazvo zviri kuitika musangano rose rehama [dzedu] munyika.” Hazvifadzi here kuziva kuti hapana chaipo patinenge tiri toga?

^ ndima 3 Kana uri kuverenga nomwana, kamutsetse ako kari kungokuyeuchidza kumbotura befu uye kukurudzira mwana kuti ataure zvaanofunga.