Daily Topic for September 16, 2017

2 Cor 6:16, NKJV
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

Pray that the Purohit Brahmins will seek and find the true Teacher who provides spiritual wisdom. Pray that they will understand that anything less than depending on Jesus Christ is an idol.

Purohit Brahmins

by EC

You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet (John 13: 13-14, NIV).
The word pundit, defined as an expert in a specific field, originates from a Sanskrit word referring to a Hindu teacher or priest, “pandit.” The meaning of Purohit is synonymous to this word; consequently, the Purohit Brahmins are leaders and experts in Hindu teachings. The Brahmins hold the traditional role as spiritual guides for Hindus. The caste system places these teachers and scholars at the top of society.
The gospel is available to the Purohit Brahmins because the New Testament and the JESUS Film have been translated into Marwari, their primary language. However, why would the Purohit Brahmins be drawn to the gospel, when they already enjoy a position of spiritual prestige? We must pray that the Holy Spirit will work in their lives. When Jesus, as teacher and Lord, washes the feet of the disciples, he flips social order upside down by showing that true leaders are servants. He rejects the worldview most Purohit Brahmins are content with, and instead, chooses to embody humble servanthood.

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Pray that the mystery and beauty of Christ’s kingship would captivate and challenge the hearts of the Purhoit Brahmins to imitate him. Pray that God’s love would bring an end to the systemic injustice of the caste system.

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