Bible Sunday 10/9: His Prisoner

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

Psalm 111:1-10. On verse 10, how truly do I tremble with awe and reverence at Almighty God? And to the extent I do, what beginning of wisdom can I draw from that to live by?

Ezra 6:1-22. Rejoicing that even 2500 years ago a heathen king could decree, "Let the work of this  house of God alone"(verse 7), how faithfully do I pray for religious freedom abroad today?

Philemon 1:1-25. What difference would others notice in me if I began to identify and conduct myself just the way Paul did, as a prisoner of Jesus Christ (verses 1, 9)?

Luke 12:1-12. How much better a communicator would I be if at crucial moments I trusted my own intellect less and the Holy Spirit more (verses 11-12)?

By the way, if you decide to join me in studying regularly from the St. James guide, be aware the editor, Patrick Reardon, has helpful comments online for one or more of each day's selections.