Daily Topic for October 14, 2008

Josh. 20:2-3
"Tell the Israelites to designate cities of refuge...so that anyone...may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood."

God provided cities of refuge for the Israelite who killed someone accidentally. The New Testament compares these cities to the Lord Jesus, “to Whom we may flee for refuge.” There we can find forgiveness and healing for our sin. But what about those who have never heard, who seek night and day to find forgiveness of sin and peace of heart? We must hurry and tell them the good news about their wonderful refuge from sin and guilt!

Pray for more workers who will eagerly take the message of refuge in Christ to the nations.

Rabari People

“...Throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 25:30 NIV).

In the parable of the talents, Jesus describes a horrible fate for those servants who fail to attend to their master’s business. In Matthew l3:37-42, He explains that the same future is in store for the lost; those who choose to reject Him and serve other gods.

The Rabari people fall into the second category. According to their legends, they were created by the Hindu god Shiva for the purpose of herding camels. As Hindus, they worship many gods, giving special homage to Krishna.

The word Rabari means “he who lives outside.” Tragically, they do indeed live outside of God’s Kingdom. The enemy has tried to claim this people group. The Bible contradicts this lie. The Rabaris, like all tribes, tongues, families and nations, were created by God for the specific purpose of worshipping Him, and there will some day be some Rabaris who will become part of His Kingdom. He longs for them to be represented around His throne at the grand consummation of history.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask the Lord of the Harvest to send more workers into this harvest field. Pray for the Good News to be proclaimed to the Rabaris and for God to rescue them from eternal death (Prov. 24:ll). Pray that there will soon be Rabaris who joyfully enter the Kingdom of God, and share His Word with others.-CL

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