Daily Topic for June 18, 2011

1 Corinthians 1:26-27
Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.

The Corinthian church was not a beautiful people church. But Paul explained that God had chosen them to reveal the folly and weakness of the wise and strong of this world. In today’s world, there are hundreds of people groups like the Kuys who are considered by others as inferior. But God has a purpose for each individual and people group.

Pray that God will soon bring Kuy people to the Throne of Grace and use them to “shame” those who think of themselves as wise by introducing them to the only wise God.

Kuy People

by EJD

Chewing his fingernails, David looked out at the rice paddy. It was ripe for harvest, and he wondered if that could be a fitting description for the Kuy people of Cambodia whose lives were plagued by hardship and despondent hopelessness. The Kuy are looked down upon by the Khmer. The government does not provide them with proper health care, and their supply or lack thereof of clean drinking water leaves a lot to be desired.

Standing in the sun, David apprehensively remembered how he had invited a room full of eager young believers to go on a mission trip to the Kuy people. The next few weeks were a hazy blur of feverish preparation. On the day of their departure he had announced, “For the next few days we will be tutoring the Kuy children. Hopefully that will give us a chance to meet the adults.” “Four days have already passed since we arrived,” sighed David.

Suddenly, a cheery voice interrupted his train of fretful thoughts. David turned to see where the voice came from. Out of the blinding sunlight emerged a little old man. Shading his eyes with his hands, David walked up to the man whose beaming smile showed his beetle nut stained teeth.

“My granddaughter has been telling me about the good work that you are doing,” wheezed the old man. “Could you teach us as well?”

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Pray that God would raise committed long-term workers who will share the message of Christ with the Kuy people in a way that they can readily understand.

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