Bible Thursday 1/26: Run the Race

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 60:1-12. When have I or my family come to a crisis with God such as the first three verses depict?  What caused it?  What resolved it?  What was the takeaway?

Genesis 26:1-35. When have I received a dramatic assurance of God's faithfulness to me personally (verse 24)?  Do I keep that alive with an altar of remembrance (verse 25)?

Hebrews 11:30 - 12:2. In the race I am to run as a Christian (verse 1, KJV), what defines success? What hindrances must I cast off? Where am I to fix my gaze? How can I pick up the pace today?

Matthew 8:5-17. Seeing the way Jesus did some healings at the bedside with a touch and others at a distance with only a word, how can I enlarge my faith in his authority today?