Bible Friday 1/20: Seek First

Studying this morning's four readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide (click to subscribe), I examined myself with these questions. Where is your self-examination leading today?

Psalm 31:1-24. Shall I take a few minutes on this historic day to pray that God's justice and mercy as invoked here may be upon Trump, his family, and his team, and equally upon Obama, his family, and his team?

Genesis 20:1-18. When have my clever human arrangements, like Abraham's lie told here, brought trouble on myself and others that God had to straighten out? What did I learn?

Hebrews 11:8-16. How can the attitude of a pilgrim just passing through, seeking a God-governed city and country (verses 10, 13, 16), help me weather the worsening political turbulence we face?

Matthew 6:25-34. What five things did I "seek first," ahead of God's kingdom and righteousness, at different times yesterday? What practical steps will help me do better today?