Peer Pressure Song Explanation
By Caleb Manasseh
According to the dictionary Peer pressure is a feeling that one must do the same things as other people of one’s age and social group in order to be liked or respected by them.
Ephesians 5:11 says, set yourself apart from the world and expose evil. If you’re joining in evil how can you expose it? The song basically talks about how peer pressure is affecting “WE” Christians. We hide our identity from our fellow peers just because being a born again is taken as being backward “zamakape”. They say we pray because we are poor, to look cool we join them and some of us we even say I am a Christian but just a normal BA osati za serious (peer Pressure). The bible talks about Christians being not of this world, it surely confirms that there is/has to be a difference between others and a born again Christian. We are not to be guided by the world we have our constitution that binds and defines our lives, the scriptures guide how our lives should be lived. Our Christian walk doesn’t have to be like a see-saw, back and forth. What we desire that contradicts with the word of God feels good for a short while and chaos waits in the long run and sometimes forevermore. Its either you are a serious Christian or you are not; you can’t be both. 1 Corinthians 10 verse 21 says “you cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons”. Don’t be taken up by the phrase “Kuyenda ndi nthawi”, we walk with Christ who is the author of time; that means that time walks with us.
There is a certain line in the song which says “zinazi osamapanga dala oyenda ndiyesu tinadala”. Philippians 4:13 we can do all things through him who strengthens us. What more do we want??? Let’s not dilute the word of God in order to be liked by people/fans, Thessalonians 2:4 But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. Be God-pleasers and not people-pleasers.
Lastly Romans 12:2 don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good.
Ndimutamanda ngati Yobu Yesu bwana wanga iyiyi ndi JOB – do not be swayed by the crowd to twist Truth.
Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Galatians 5:25 since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.