Daily Topic for November 11, 2006

1 Sam. 12:22
"The Lord will not abandon His people on account of His great Name, because the Lord has been pleased to make you a people for Himself."

In his valedictory address Samuel reminds Israel of God’s covenant promise to make them His own people. That promise was decisively stated in Exodus 19:5, 6: “Now if you obey Me fully and keep My covenant, then out of all nations you will be My treasured possession. Although the whole earth is Mine, you will be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Unfortunately, Israel, both before and after Samuel’s ministry, repeatedly forgot that they were a people with a purpose.

Thank You Lord, for making us part of Your people. We yield ourselves to Your purposes for the nations.

Sunni Muslim Sanusi Bedouins of Libya

“Kneel,” the farmer commanded as he reached up and patted his camel’s side. The animal knelt and the man swung his body onto his steed. It was early in the day so the sun had not yet poured down its blistering rays on the earth. He guided the camel southward. The camel, the farmer’s only means of transportation except for his own legs, proceeded away from the farmer’s tent into the desert. The farmer peered ahead until he saw the welcome sight: an oasis that might provide dates for his dinner.

The farmer, one of the 500,000 Sanusi Bedouins who live north of the Sahara Desert in eastern Libya, belongs to this unique people whose main possessions are their tents. These Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of a prophet, Sayyid Muhammad ibn’ Ali as-Sansi who influenced them to be somewhat more gentle than some other Muslim tribes-except that any of their number who become Christians could be put to death. Although they have portions of the Bible in their language, (Badawi) and the JESUS Film is available, the threat to their lives may be the reason that there are only 50 known Christians among them.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray for God to send workers to evangelize the Sanusi Bedouins.-MC

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