Bible Monday 10/23: Waking Up

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?

Psalms 25:1-22. Verse 9 KJV, why is meekness a quality that pleases God? What can I do to express greater meekness today?

II Chronicles 3:1-17. Why are present-day houses of worship, at least for Protestants, so much simpler than this in architecture and decor? Does it matter?

Ephesians 5:8-21. Verses 8 and 14, did I at some point move from being darkness to light in the Lord, or from asleep to spiritually awake? What did I learn? Application to a current need?

Luke 12:22-34. What practical steps can I take to more fully obey this teaching of Jesus, without being irresponsible, careless, unwise, or naive? One measurable goal this week?

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