Bible Friday 11/18: No Mere Mortals

Psalm 102:1-28. Since God's children are destined to endure when earth itself is discarded like an old coat (verses 25-28, about which CS Lewis commented so memorably), how can I more fully value every person I meet today?

Isaiah 23:1-18. What kind of moral and spiritual evils could a whole nation indulge, not just in ancient times but in our own times, that God would label them a fornicating harlot (verses 15-17)?

Revelation 2:1-7. What does it mean for a church to stick with, or desert, its "first love" (verse 4)? How is my church doing on that? What's the evidence?

Luke 21:7-19. What individuals, institutions, or belief systems are implicitly held up today as false Christs (verse 8)? Can that become an opportunity to present the one true Christ?

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?