Bible Monday 1/9: Christ's Whip

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 3:1-8. What individuals or influences actively work against my faith in God (verse 2)?  What can I do to separate or inoculate myself from those germ carriers?

Genesis 9:1-29. Here encountering more family dysfunction, as first seen in Genesis 4, what petitions or praises should I lift up to God for relationships within my own family?

Hebrews 5:1-11. If obedience was a lesson even for God's own Son (verse 8), what aspects of obedience remain for me to learn at my present stage of life?

John 2:13-25. What is being done, or not being done, in my church and the church at large in America right now that Jesus would angrily purge if he were here?