Bible Wednesday 11/15: Unprofitable

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 119:97-120. Verse 105, what's my specific need today for a lamp to my feet, a light to my path? If such appears, how will I know it's from God?

II Chronicles 26:1-23. Verses 16-19, Uzziah learns the hard way that God requires limited government. Why is that? Is my church clear about it?

Revelation 1:1-8. Verse 6, related idea, under Moses one could be either a king or a priest, but under Jesus we can be both. How am I to practically live out that opportunity and obligation?

Luke 17:5-10. But now a sharp contrast. By what signs will others know today that in the Kingdom I am an unprofitable servant, duty bound, nothing special?

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