Daily Topic for October 18, 2011

Deuteronomy 8:10
When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.

God the Father tells His people in this part of Deuteronomy that they must be thankful when their physical needs are met. Very commonly, wealthy people like the Sidhu Jats pay little attention to their spiritual needs. It’s interesting to note that in three of the four gospels, the writer quotes Jesus as saying, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Difficult, yes, but impossible, no, for “all things are possible with God.”

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Sidhu Jats a sense of thankfulness to the One who provides.

Sidhu Jat People

by JS

Scripture is clear that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces of darkness. All unreached peoples are hindered by some kind of counterfeit spiritual belief system that keeps them away from Jesus Christ.
This is very true for the Sidhu Jats of India and Pakistan. They are the largest Muslim Jat clan in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. Pakistan’s city of Lahore remains a stronghold of this clan. About one-third of Sidhus are Muslims, and the rest are Sikhs, especially those from the Brars sub-clan that lives on India’s side of the border.
Besides embracing false spiritual beliefs, they also face a second obstacle to accepting Jesus. They are the most influential and prominent Jat clan. The Sidhus are mostly rich landlords and farmers, so they fail to see that they have needs.
Believers who rise up to work among the Sidhu Jats of India will need a heavenly wisdom that includes sensitivity to cultural issues that face Jat subgroups. They need Holy Spirit given creative solutions to religious challenges that hold back the gospel message from the Jat people groups.

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Pray that God will give wisdom to those reaching out to Jats. Pray that He will light a path before them to penetrate this people group with the truth of His gospel.

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