Bible Saturday 12/24: Son of David

Isaiah 59:1-21. In what areas of need am I tempted to despair that God can't hear me or his hand won't help me? What sign that he can hear and help me shall I boldly pray for today?

Psalm 110:1-7. How does it practically benefit me that Jesus is of a priestly order older than Abraham and superior to him (verse 4)?

Matthew 22:41-46. What was Jesus telling the Jews (and me) when he cited the previous psalm to show he was (is) both David's son and David's Lord?

Matthew 1:1-17. How does this genealogy knit the Old and New Testaments together for my instruction? Why does Mary's husband Joseph belong here if he wasn't really Jesus' father?

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?