Bible Wednesday 10/11: Goliath Again

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 129:1-8. Verses 3-4 KJV, a homeless man told me this sums up his life.  He spoke with quiet joy. How can I enter more lovingly into the lives of those different from me, Lord?

I Chronicles 20:1-8. As Goliath's fellow giants continued vexing Israel, when have I had to deal over and over again with the same recurring evil? How did God show up? 

II Corinthians 12:11-21. Verse 20, when have I witnessed a bitter dispute dividing a church or group of Christians? What was my role? How did God show up?

Luke 10:13-20. Verse 20 seems to say that what I do for Jesus matters less than what he does for me. Where do I tend to get that wrong? Living by this today, how would others experience me?

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