Bible Wednesday 11/8: God's Math

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 72:1-20. Praying for God to give the land a righteous political leader. How can I be more faithful in bringing the civil authorities, high and low, support or oppose, under His hand?

II Chronicles 19:1-11. Same thought, when concerns arise about courts and judges, can I remember to invoke divine correction and protection that will help them do justice?

I Thessalonians 2:1-12. Verses 7 and 11 KJV, who nursed me when I was a baby Christian? Who was a father to me in Christ as I spiritually matured? How can I pay it forward?

Luke 15:1-7. When have I experienced, or witnessed, this miracle of God's inverted math, where one outweighs 99 with the Good Shepherd? Is there really anybody who needs no repentance?

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