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 106:1-48. Verse 47, "gather us from among the heathen." What's my balance between keeping with believers and reaching out to non-believers? How spiritually open am I In either case?
Esther 2:1-23. How many instances of God's hidden hand can I spot here in the doings of Mordecai and Esther? Reviewing 2017, when has his hidden hand been upon me?
Revelation 6:9-17. Verses 9-11, what do God's martyrs have that I don't have? What opportunities are before me to witness sacrificially (if not to the death) as they did?
Luke 19:28-40. The first Palm Sunday. It's been remarked that many in this cheering crowd would be jeering Jesus by Friday. When have I seen Christ followed for wrong or shallow reasons?
To receive this in your inbox every day, sign up here.
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.