Daily Topic for January 23, 2008

Dan. 3:4-5
"'This is what you are commanded to do...you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.'"

Throughout history, many pretenders have contended for the allegiance of men’s hearts. Nebuchadnezzar sought to command worship of his gods and his glory, but Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to join the crowds in such idolatry. Likewise today the people of God are called to prophetically denounce idolatry in its many forms and point the nations to the one true God. Yahweh will not share His glory with another, and He longs for the people of the earth to turn from false gods.

Father, break our hearts with the tragedy of a world bound by the futile worship of idols. You alone are God!

Animistic Tegale People in the Nuba Mountains

Starvation. Unbearable heat. War. Genocide. These have been some of the daily experiences of the Tegale people whose home is in the Nuba Mountains of southern Sudan.

The traditionally Christian south has been under attack from the Muslim north for many years. This, combined with crop failure and poor infrastructure, has brought unimaginable suffering into the lives of the Tegales, as well as all other people groups in the Nuba Mountains.

For the last few years, there has been some recovery and restoration of the Tegales. Ministries such as Action Partners-Pioneers as well as NGOs are active in the Nuba Mountains to alleviate some of the hardships endured by the Tegales and other people groups. Their situation has received more attention in the West in recent years, which has led to greater aid being brought to them and their homeland.

The Tegales have no part of the Bible available in their language. There are very few, if any, known believers among them in the Nuba Mountains. They could best be described as Animistic.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that believers will be bold in sharing their faith with the Tegale people, and demonstrate His love through physical aid. Pray that the Tegale people will soon have their own Bible.-JR

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