Daily Topic for October 04, 2013
In this passage, Paul stresses that it is not our “following the law” response that makes us acceptable to God, but our willingness to express our faith through love. You can see a stark contrast between Shi’ite Muslims who live by the law, and believers who demonstrate their faith in God by sharing His love in practical ways. Read today’s entry about how the gospel is taking hold of Persian youths. How does this verse fit in with how the gospel has spread in Iran?
Pray that Persian believers will express their faith through love, paving the way for Persian Muslims to find Jesus.
Over the last few decades Persians (aka, Iranians) have been in a long war, lost loved ones, had their businesses ruined, and seen their places of worship desecrated. According to one source (www.justinlong.org/persia), Iranians are growing increasingly discontented with their Islamic government. Young people are turning from their parents’ empty rituals and religious beliefs and seeking deeper spiritual truth. Many are even turning to Jesus Christ!
God said, “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) Iran needs healing! Will you pray for this partially-harvested field?Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for believers in Iran and believing Persians in every other country to fall on their knees and seek the face of the God of the universe. God isn’t willing for any to perish. He wishes for every one of his creations to worship Him in spirit and in truth. Pray He will reveal Himself to Persians in visions and dreams. Pray for Persians in high places to come to faith in Jesus and to turn others to the Lord. Pray for those Iranians who hear Christian broadcasts to turn to the one true living God.