Daily Topic for September 13, 2008
In Genesis chapter 10 we have a record of the first global listing of “unreached” peoples. If there was any doubt about the universality of the Bible message, this chapter lays it to rest. The Bible is a book about God’s concern for all the peoples of the world. It begins here and ends in Rev. 7:9 with representatives from every “nation, tribe, people, and language” worshiping the Lamb. You might say that one of the main purposes of the Bible is to document the progress of God’s plan to redeem all peoples from Genesis 10 to Revelation 7. We are still somewhere in between, but a lot closer to Revelation 7 than we have ever been!
Pray for the speedy culmination of God’s purposes in the final frontiers of the Great Commission.
The Nadia people are sweepers who live in Gujarat, India’s westernmost state. Today only a few are continuing their traditional occupation of making leather strips to tie a bullock to a plow. The Nadias are also wage laborers, and some are engaged in private or government service. Most have some cultivable land to grow grain crops, which are staples in their diet. Nadia communities try to make sure that their children get an education so they can have a good future. They limit their family size, and take advantage of opportunities to get modern medicine and loans. According to the Joshua Project, the total population of all Nadia subgroups is 52,000.
Though the Nadia people are concerned with being economically prepared, they have failed to make provision for their eternal destiny. They are completely submerged in Hinduism, a least reached people group with few, if any, known believers.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Nadias and their subgroups will develop a hunger and thirst for more than material needs. Pray that they will obtain copies of the JESUS Film and the Bible, both of which are in Gujarati, a language they speak. Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring the Nadias into a groundswell movement where they will experience the joy of worshipping the one true God.-MH