Daily Topic for September 21, 2007
Through its structure and rituals, the tabernacle, the “tent of the Lord’s presence,” taught lessons about God and man, sin and salvation. One of God’s major purposes for the tabernacle (and for its replacement, the Temple) was to teach non-Jewish observers important truths about Himself. Unfortunately, Israel itself did not fully learn the lessons which the tabernacle was to teach. Though part of the Temple had been set aside for Gentiles, the children of Israel still regarded the presence of the Lord in their midst as something to be protected from outsiders, rather than shared with them.
Dear God, help Your servants in other lands today to recognize biblical truths which explain God’s love for all men. Give them insight as they seek to bring the unreached to Yourself.
Jill, an American missionary, found the baby girl crying in the thick bushes of Punjab’s grasslands. She picked up the newborn and tried to comfort her. Jill knew this baby girl was one of the lucky ones because she was found in time.
Infanticide is a serious problem in many parts of India, such as the state of Punjab. Most of the babies being killed or left to die are girls. This isn’t a new problem. Many young men complain of not being able to find a wife. For many poor families in India having a daughter means having to pay a dowry down the road to get her married off. These dowries can drain families of their resources. It’s often cheaper to kill a daughter at birth, especially if the family already has several daughters.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that God would establish Christian orphanages in Punjab, so that more baby girls can be saved from infanticide. These girls can be taught the gospel and sent to the Hindu Punjabis with the message of salvation. Many Punjabi Hindus live in other parts of the world. Pray that they will be reached for Christ. Pray for the work of India Gospel Outreach as they reach out to Punjabi Hindus.-WK