Thursday 9/1: Lowered through the Roof Tiles

Psalm 37:1-18. King David in verse 11 anticipates one of King Jesus' beatitudes in Matthew 5:5. Exactly how can I be more meek today? What would starting to inherit the earth look like in my life?

Job 8:1-22. Verse 13 stings. Yesterday I forgot God for hours at a time. And I knew, even if others didn't, my secret inner hypocrite? What strategies can help me do better in the hours of this day?

I Timothy 5:17-6:2. Where may I need to root out of my life either toxic gossip or bland tolerance of evil (verses 19-20)?

Luke 5:17-26. What sick or suffering friend can I help carry (spiritually or even physically) into Jesus' healing presence today?

These 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?