Daily Topic for August 03, 2010
Psalm 45 was written in the context of a royal wedding. It was a blessing to the couple. Notice the emphasis on truth, humility and righteousness. These are three things that a follower of Christ has access to when he follows the Lord. Peoples like the Dokhpas have no chance to find these three treasures in the same depth as one who follows Christ. Truth is replaced by the worship of false gods. The Dokhpa people may be humble, but they humble themselves before these same deities. No one can live a righteous life when they don’t follow the One True God.
Pray for the Dokhpa people to find the truth, humility and righteousness that comes only from sitting at the feet of the King of Kings.
by Keith Carey
The Dokhpa people love flowers! Even the men swallow their macho pride and enjoy the rare color that contrasts with the beautiful, but barren, icy landscape of India’s far northern Jammu and Kashmir State. Both men and women sometimes wear turquoise earrings and colorful clothing. The most distinctive thing about Dokhpa clothing are their flat, red felt hats made from yak hair.
This is a region where Buddhism and Islam come into close contact. There are Muslim Dokhpa people who live in neighboring Pakistan, but the ones who live on India’s side of the border and in Bhutan are Tibetan Buddhists. In this part of the world, Tibetan Buddhist lamas perform wedding ceremonies. There must be many flowers at these weddings, because everyone loves them! Lamas also assist with Dokhpa funerals, which center on cremating the deceased.
There are 3,000 Dokhpa people in India, and very few have heard about Jesus. Like most people in this part of the world, they are not receptive to the gospel.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for receptivity to the person of Jesus Christ. Pray for the JESUS Film and gospel recordings to become distributed throughout their homeland. Pray for the Lord to reveal Himself to them through His Word and dreams and visions, especially to Dokhpa leaders.
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