Bible Friday 10/14: Oceanic Depths

Psalm 17:1-15. What can make me newly alive to the old, too-familiar scriptural words and phrases, as for example the delight God must take in us if we're the "apple of his eye" (verse 8) or the oceanic depths of his care for us with "marvelous loving-kindness" (verse 7)? Here is Spurgeon's rhapsody on the latter.

Nehemiah 1:1-11. If I dared to pray a big audacious prayer like the one this grieving exile prayed for Jerusalem, what would I ask of God today?

II Corinthians 13:1-14. Examining myself in utter honesty (verse 5), where am I perhaps thinking or acting against God's truth right now (verse 8)?

Luke 13:1-9. Are there blind spots in me, or in my church, of fully accepting Jesus' twice-given teaching that all must repent? All!

These are some of the questions I asked myself in studying this morning's four readings from the  St. James Daily Devotional Guide. Click and see what you think. Where is your self-examination leading today?