Bible Saturday 10/14: Babylon

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 137:1-9. When have I felt as if exiled from Zion to Babylon? Was I able to sing to the Lord anyway? Application for this day?

I Chronicles 23:1-32. Verses 30-32, in serving God, what provision do I make for sacred hours, sacred days, and sacred places? Does it matter?

Ephesians 1:15-23. Verses 22-23, how actively does my church identify Jesus as our head, and ourselves as his very body? Would a visitor notice?

Luke 10:38-42. By natural inclination, which of these two women do I resemble more? How can I orient this day a little more toward the “one thing needful”?

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