Bible Thursday 9/8: Never Mind the Sawdust

Psalm 50:1-23. Is the devouring fire of God (verse 3, compare Hebrews 12:29) only in the last days, or every day? If the latter, how is it manifest right now, and how should I respond?

Job 15:1-35. Where may I be discrediting the faith with religious formulas in place of love and grace, as Eliphaz does here?  Who needs more grace and less religiosity from me today?

Ephesians 3:1-13. How can I help my church better proclaim God's wisdom to all the principalities and powers (verse 10)?

Luke 6:37-45. What log in my own eye am I overlooking today in self-righteous concern to get a speck of sawdust out of someone else's eye?

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?