Bible Wednesday 1/4: Brother's Keeper

Psalm 85:1-13. In God's perfect balance of mercy and truth, righteousness and peace (verse 10, KJV), where am I off-center?  What strategy will help me to a better balance in 2017?

Genesis 4:1-26. To be our brother's keeper (verse 9) is one of those Bible concepts that the world tends to invert, as if we shouldn't be. What does it really ask of me? How am I doing?

I John 3:4-15. What works of the devil am I aware Jesus has destroyed in me (verse 8)? What works of the devil still taint or tempt me? What's to be done?

John 1:35-42. How much burning curiosity do I have about Jesus (verse 38)? Has he changed me enough, or am I willing for him to, that I'd deserve a new name (verse 42)? What might it be?

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?