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 40:1-17. Verse 1 KJV, what are some qualities associated with waiting patiently on God? Some associated with impatience toward him? How can I apply this to a current need?
II Chronicles 14:1-15. Verse 11, what qualities or approaches can I spot in King Asa's prayer that make it pure and powerful? Application to helping me win a battle today?
James 3:13 - 4:6. Verse 4 KJV. In what ways might I have unwittingly become a friend of the world? How does this put me at enmity with God? Practical steps to take?
Luke 13:34-35. Broadening my sense of how Jesus loves and protects me, here he's a mother hen, as well as lion and lamb. Who especially needs to feel his sheltering wings today?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.