Bible Sunday 1/22: Golden Rule

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 63;1-11. When David poetically speaks of a soul thirsting for God (verse 1, KJV), if my soul were that way, what would be some markers of the thirst in everyday language?

Genesis 22:1-24. When have I been called on for at least a small echo of the trusting, terrifying, harrowing obedience God asked of Abraham? How did it work out? What did I learn?

Hebrews 11:17-22. Reading here of the acts of faith by godly individuals in four generations, can I identify a notable act of faith from one stage to the next in my own family tree? And the net result?

Matthew 7:1-12. Thinking about persons I am unhappy with right now, how might things improved if I followed the Lord's commands for self-correction in verses 5 and 12?