One of the few things that rub me the wrong way (there aren’t that many, honest) is when people say God cannot be disappointed or displeased with Christians. Some people I have heard make excellent arguments for it, which will be discussed in the second timeout.
These people relay verses in the Bible that they try to fit into their understanding of God’s nature. The truth is, God hates sin. God has a pure hatred for sin. It ravages human beings and destroys our lives. Why wouldn’t He hate it?
Sin grips people around the throat and brings them into submission under its pathetic rule. Sin ruins us. Once again, why wouldn’t God hate that?
Now, if God hates sin so much, don’t you think He would hate it when we commit sin? Do you not think He would be disappointed? See what the Scriptures say about that . . .
And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and His anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.
If you are looking for New Testament references, try Revelation chapters 2 and 3. That should be something to chew on.