Bible Friday 11/10: Entitlement

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 73:1-28. Verses 11-14, how does the world's unfairness chafe me, as if the godless seem to get the better of things? What is God's remedy for this?

II Chronicles 21:1-20. Verses 12-15, who in America today has the prophetic authority to call out political wrongdoing as Elijah does here? If no one, what's to be done?

I Thessalonians 3:1-13. Verse 10, who prays pastorally and constantly for my wellbeing and that of my church? Have I thanked them? What can I give or do for them in return?

Luke 15:11-32. Verses 12 and 29, each brother dwells on "what's mine" rather than "I am His." How does a selfish ungrateful sense of entitlement get at me sometimes? Prayer point?

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