Daily Topic for September 07, 2007

Gen. 6:5
"The Lord saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time."

The situation on the earth in the days of Noah is to some degree a picture of every people group on the face of the earth. “There is none righteous,” Paul tells us. But God is seeking men and women from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, who, like Noah, will walk with God and call their kinsmen to repentance. Like Noah, these heralds of righteousness must endure ridicule and unbelief, but God promises to show Himself strong on their behalf. Jesus Christ is an eternal ark of safety for all who call on His Name.

Lord Jesus, help us to carry the news of salvation to every one of the world’s people groups before You return in power and glory.

Rajbansi People of Nepal

Seventy-year-old Sushila has lost a leg to leprosy. She has no fingers or toes; her children and her husband are long dead. She relies on the charity of her neighbors, and the majority of them live in abject poverty.

Sushila is a Rajbansi, a small people group living in the southwest corner of Nepal, sheltered at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains. Despite a shortage of fertile land and poor farming methods, most Rajbansis eke out a living by farming. Some Rajbansis sell woven goods and others find government jobs. Most are very poor.

As Hindus, the Rajbansi people worship hundreds of gods and goddesses. Every village has a separate hut dedicated to the worship of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. People accustomed to worshipping many gods usually resist the idea of placing all their faith in just one god. Like other Hindu people groups, the Rajbansi people don’t understand that Christ is far above all gods they worship.

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Pray for God-fearing workers to reach this remote people group. Pray that these workers will exhibit the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which will in turn draw the Rajbansi people to Christ. Pray for the speedy and accurate translation of the New Testament, which is expected to be completed in 2010.-JWS

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