Bible Monday 10/30: Leaven

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 44:1-26. Verse 21 KJV, what secrets of my heart, for good or ill, have I not been leveling with God about, though he knows them already? Action point for today?

II Chronicles 10:1-19. How could the wise and just King Solomon have such a rash and despotic son? Why does power corrupt?  Have I ever felt its corrupting effect? Prayer point?

James 2:1-13. How can my church do a better job of making persons of every socioeconomic condition feel welcome and wanted? What are my own blind spots about this?

Luke 13:18-21. What signs can I see of God's kingdom working wonderful changes in the world like unseen yeast? What can I personally and specifically to further those changes?

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