Bible Friday 10/27: Liberality

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. Verse 15 KJV, am I under the tyranny of time, my days too full, my years slipping away? How would today and the rest of 2017 be different if I truly put my times in God's hand?

II Chronicles 7:1-22. Verse 14, this oft-quoted promise uses four verbs for God's people to enact in seeking the healing of our land. How can I and my church do all four of them better?

James 1:1-11. Verse 8 KJV, am I in some ways a double-minded Christian? That being hard to self-diagnose, who could I trust to help me with such an evaluation?

Luke 12:57-59. Who needs to experience more grace and less legalism from me? What conflict or hostility can I resolve today with Christlike love?

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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.