Bible Friday 12/2: Face of God

Psalm 17:1-15. Has a person or an experience ever given me a glimpse of God's face (verse 15)? Looking in the mirror, what aspects of his likeness do I see? What's there that I don't like?

Isaiah 37:1-38. With all the talk of church and state these days, how rare (to nonexistent) are leaders who seek God like Hezekiah or interpret him like Isaiah. What practical steps can you and I take toward recovering that? 

Revelation 9:1-12. Do I understand rightly or wrongly the bottomless pit of hell? Do I think of it too  little or too much?  Am I active enough in sparing myself and others from it?

Luke 22:47-53.. Related to the above, why does God permit the power of darkness (verse 53, KJV)? How does that power menace me? What is my defense?

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?