Friday, October 30, 2015

Rahab had led an immoral life: she had been a prostitute (Joshua 2:1). But at a turning point, she believed in the Lord and decided to follow him. She was made right with God by faith when she welcomed the spies (Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25). Her confidence in the Lord, the true God, and her courageous obedience to him secured a brand-new life for her and her family (Joshua 2:9; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25).

So today, she occupies a magnificent place in history!  Her heroic faith in God and her victorious personal transformation are what we want for Muslim women. It is interesting to note that she also had real knowledge of religion, history, geography, military tactics, and so forth (Joshua 2:9-14). 

She went on to become the mother of Boaz (Matthew 1:5), thus, part of the genealogy of King David (Matthew 1:5-6), and consequently, of the Lord Jesus (Matthew 1:5, 16)!


How amazing is your grace, Lord God! Your forgiveness is beyond human ability to fathom. You choose to work with people that society does not value. Even someone as disgraced as Rahab is precious in your sight!

O God, bless Muslim women who come to you. Grant them courage and tenacity.

May they reveal the “scarlet rope” (the blood of Jesus) so effectively in their lives that their families too will receive forgiveness and eternal life.

Deliver them from the demeaning notion that women are merely pleasure-providers and baby-producers! You made them to be jewels of great value. May millions of precious Muslim women be transformed by the power of your Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Another example is Rahab the prostitute, for she was shown to be right with God by her actions. She hid the two spies and helped them to escape… Should I add more examples? (James 2: 25; Hebrews 11:32, Sharif Bible).

Yes Lord, give us more examples.  We want to see Muslim women coming to Christ!

God’s Reliability

Friday, October 23, 2015

Is God untrustworthy? Does he deceive people? That is what Islam teaches. The Quran says that God is cunning: “They were sly, and God was sly. But God is the best of those who are sly” (Quran 3:53; 8:29); “Only losers feel secure from God’s cunning” (Quran 7:98).

Abu-Bakr was the first male convert to Islam and the Prophet’s close­st companion. He later became the first Muslim caliph after Muhammad. He once swore he would never trust God’s cunning, even if he already had one foot in paradise. He meant he would not feel safe from God’s craftiness, unless both his feet were inside paradise!


Glory and honor, power and majesty to you, Lord God, our Father, the only true God. You are faithful. Your ways are perfect, blameless and just.

You do no wrong (Deuteronomy 32:4; Revelation 15:3). You are righteous in everything you do (Psalm 145:17).

You are honorable. Your Word is true (Proverbs 30:5). Your promise is reliable (Psalm 18:30). You keep your covenant forever (Psalm 105:8).

There is no deceit in you (1 Samuel 15:29; Hebrews 6:18). You do not change your mind (Numbers 23:19; James 1:17). You are the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Day by day, you manifest your mercy and love toward us. Indeed, great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:23).

Help Muslims to catch a glimpse of your faithfulness, to experience your loving-kindness and receive your free grace. Help them know you as you are: the self-giving God, loving Savior, and heavenly Father.

In the most high name of Jesus Christ, your Son, my Lord and Savior. Amen.


I shall not violate my covenant, nor alter what I have promised. I have sworn by my holiness once and for all, I shall not break my word to David (Psalm 89:34-35, REB).

Wisdom and Sensitivity in Witnessing to Muslims

Friday, October 16, 2015

Many Christians who try to evangelize Muslim friends experience frustration and dead ends. They find the cultural, social and religious mindset of Muslims to be totally different from what they are used to.

At times, some Christian witnesses may have confused harshness with spiritual power and used confrontational methods to denigrate Islam, its prophet and its followers.

As witnesses to the life-giving and life-changing Gospel, we need to educate ourselves in how to talk with Muslims. Yes, we need to be wise and sensitive in the way we proclaim to them the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Father, grant my desire to bring in a harvest of precious souls. Help me to share the Gospel message with my Muslim friends fearlessly, and yet with wisdom and sensitivity.

I realize I need wisdom from you, you who bestow divine wisdom, understanding and knowledge. May I be bold and wise, courageous and sensitive. Help me to lead Muslims to eternal life by the power of your Holy Spirit.

In the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, my Lord. Amen.


If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him (James 1:5, NIV).

Rational Thinking In Islam

Friday, October 9, 2015

Muslims are required to obey blindly and follow their religious precepts without questioning or reasoning. Critical reading of religious texts is forbidden. Most Muslim schools rely heavily on rote memorization of the Quran as well as other material.

Mainline Islam discourages questions about religion, believing that “to think is to be an infidel.” So one should not inquire or argue, but just accept. Rational thinking is said to be like “an ass; you ride it only till you get to the king’s palace. In order to enter, you need to leave it at the gate. Islam is the king’s palace. You need to leave your reasoning [at the gate] in order to enter [Islam] God’s religion!”


Lord God our Maker, majesty, power, glory and honor belong to you. You made us rational beings with amazing brains to reason and think. For that, we thank you and praise you.

You take no pleasure in seeing people die without having hope in Christ (Ezekiel 18:23). I pray for Muslims who think they are betraying God and their society if they question their religion.

Free their minds from such fetters. Give them clear and sharp minds (1 Peter 4:7). Grant them wisdom to decide to live for the One who died to save them. May Christ, the light of the world, shine in their hearts with his unfailing love and enduring mercy. May they receive him as their Lord and know the joy of his forgiveness and love.

In your great compassion, do not abandon Muslims in their desert (Nehemiah 9:19).  Guide them with your light to the cross. Help them to love the Lord their God with all their heart, with all their soul, and with all their mind (Mark 12:30).

In the mighty and glorious name of Jesus. Amen.


Be transformed by renewing your mind. Then you will know God’s will, for it is good, pleasing and perfect (Romans 12:2, Sharif Bible).