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 34:1-22. Verse 11, what more could I be doing to teach those younger than me about the love and truth of God?
Esther 5:1-14. Esther risks her life by going before the king uninvited. What's the biggest risk I've ever taken for God? What did I learn?
John 1:35-42. If Jesus chose a nickname to bring out my unique potential as his disciple, what might it be?
John 6:1-14. In this story and the previous one, Andrew brings people to Jesus. Between now and Christmas, who can I work on bringing to Jesus? (Think hard. Think risky.)
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.