Daily Topic for September 17, 2007

Ex. 1:11
"So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor."

Before God could deliver His people into the land He had promised to Abraham, He first needed to make them willing to leave the “easy life” in Egypt. Because they apparently had not told the Egyptians about the Lord, at last a Pharaoh came to the throne who was completely ignorant of what He had done for Egypt through Joseph. Slavery under this Pharaoh led them to remember God’s covenant promises made to them so long before. Has God allowed difficulties to come into your secure lifestyle? Does He perhaps want to remind you also that He has blessed you so that you can be a blessing to all families of the earth?

God, prick the conscience of many of Your children who are too much “at ease” while others war against Satan’s forces throughout the world.

-Marwadi People

Jarita worked silently in the woman’s part of the house to pack her husband’s suitcases for yet another business trip. The custom of quietly fitting into a husband’s household and reliably running all things pertaining to the home and the children in an unseen manner has enabled the 10 million Marwadi people to establish themselves as the premier subgroup of the Bania people in the monetary field. The husbands are free to travel extensively and pursue their monetary goals. The word “Marwadi”, although referring to the Marwar region of southwestern Rajasthan, is also used to refer to a moneylender in western India.

It is estimated that 90 percent of the bankers and commercial men of India are from Marwar. Their influence on commerce is immense in India and is now, with the advent of technology and swift travel, impacting the world.

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Pray that as these businessmen travel they will themselves be impacted by the bold testimony of Christ’s followers. Pray that as they impact the finances of the world they will be deeply influenced by Christ and His salvation. Pray that as they export their skill and ideas, they will import a love of Christ and that Holy Spirit-led fellowships will spring up among the Marwadi people.-PE

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