Daily Topic for August 12, 2013
Paul says the law is not sin (verse seven), and it is holy (verse 12). The law is spiritual (verse 14); yet we fail to do what is right and do what is wrong despite ourselves (verse 19). How is that? I do wrong and fail to do right, not because of the law, but because of sin, the sin that is in all of us. So what good then is man’s law or God’s law? The law sets parameters and identifies sin (verse seven). The law, therefore, is like iron rails are to a train: the law keeps us on track. Sin, however, derails us. Jesus is the Engineer who brings peace and deliverance (verse 25).
Pray that the Julaha people in Gurgaon City will soon hear about the path that leads to Jesus and a personal relationship with God.
A Julaha man in Gurgaon began to write in his blog about matters that desperately need to be addressed. “I will never forget the heartbreak and tears of my daughter when her engagement was broken because her fianc�‘s mother discovered I was a Julaha. It did not matter that I was a Muslim in good standing, had my own business in which I manufacture silk, and was well respected in our Julaha community in Gurgaon. My family has worked hard to gain this respect. We are not low caste Julahas begging to survive and weaving a few coarse bedspreads. I made up my mind then that I would take a stand. I organized and founded the All-India Muslim OBC Front, which is leading the battle against upper-caste discrimination against lower-caste Muslims. I have been under attack from other Muslims who say that there is no discrimination in Islam. When we attempt to convert people to Islam, we tell them that Islam has no castes. My response is that there are no castes in Islam, but there are castes among Indian Muslims. I know because I have been discriminated against many times over. They become quiet and do not answer me.”Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that Christ’s followers will befriend Julaha Muslims and show them how much they are loved by God through His saving grace found only in Jesus.