Daily Topic for October 23, 2010

Luke 9:25
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Many of the unreached people groups that we are praying for this month are in a dilemma. They have much wealth, but they don’t have Christ, the One who holds eternity in His hands. In many cases, such people hold onto their wealth, and forfeit eternity, even when they are given the chance to know Christ.

Pray that the Punjabi Sikhs, many of whom are given the chance to hear the gospel, will put their faith in the eternal promises of Jesus, even if it means losing worldly wealth.

Punjabi Sikhs

by JS

The 23 million Punjabi Sikhs are a tight-knit group. Not only does their religion bind them together, but also their skills and talents as businessmen. There have been concerted efforts in India and other countries to connect Sikhs through business directories and other means. One Sikh businessman writes, “Imagine what could be achieved if we were united and give priority for jobs to fellow Sikhs. This would help Sikhs grow financially, professionally and make our community more successful.”

Not only are Sikhs interested in their personal gain, but they are also very interested in helping and supporting Sikh communities wherever they live. This was the case in Eugene, Oregon, where a Sikh businessman founded and operated two businesses whose combined annual sales one year topped $800 million. The business leader was also the spiritual leader of the Sikh community. After his death, religious leaders alleged that business leaders grabbed power and were using the community assets for personal gain instead of for the benefit of the entire Sikh community. Jesus said, “For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? (Luke 9:25). The pursuit of money even for noble causes often results in its misuse and abuse.

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Pray for Sikhs, who often have noble and high ideals, to meet the Savior who can introduce them to eternal riches.

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