Bible Monday 12/5: Bethlehem

Psalm 25:1-22. Am I in on the secret of the Lord (verse 14, KJV)? Is it the same as knowing of the doctrine (Jesus' promise in John 7:17, KJV)? How are both related to the birth at Bethlehem?

Isaiah 40:1-31. How does this whole chapter relate to the birth at Bethlehem -- and to the busy season of worldly distractions we're immersed in right now?

Revelation 11;1-10. What evidence of the malicious merriment in verse 10 is apparent in current news and cultural trends. What's my response as a Christian?

Luke 23:1-12. Why was King Herod, though ultimately Jesus' enemy, also strongly drawn to him? What hint for evangelism might this give me?

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?