Daily Topic for January 27, 2009

Ecc. 12:13b
"Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."

All over the world, there are people who fear gods and keep their commandments. They know very little about the only One who has the right by way of creation, to expect obedience. Billions of people have wasted their lives obeying gods that aren’t God. Don’t we owe them a chance to know and embrace the only One who has the right to command them?

Pray that missionaries will find those who fear God, and are willing to join His Kingdom.

Tigrean People of Eritrea and Sudan

How long have you ever gone without water? Was it difficult? Could you imagine having the pursuit of water being a daily struggle? If you have no water, not only do you have nothing to drink, but no food either. Without adequate food or water, your health is bound to suffer.

The Tigrean nomads who live in Eritrea and northeastern Sudan are in this very position. When rains do come, the Tigrean diet consists of healthy dairy products, fruits, grains, and meat from their livestock. But most of the time they must search for water and grazing lands for their cattle, sheep, goats, and camels. Tigreans suffer from many hardships. Droughts, famines, civil wars, and large families are some of their challenges. Since rain is so unpredictable and life is so precarious, Tigrean people depend on government assistance for survival. Men tend the livestock and farm when rains permit, while women work hard at carrying water when it can be found, building huts, and caring for the children. During severe droughts, the Tigreans desperately hope that animal and grain sacrifices and rain making rituals as well as shamans will be able to cure the sick, influence spirits, and control events. The Tigrean believe in an evil spirit named Zar who possesses people, causes accidents, illnesses, and even death.

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Pray that God will cast out Zar and other spiritual principalities and powers who are keeping these precious people away from their Savior.-CH

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