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 2:1-12. How can I pray these verses as a response to troubling news in our nation and the world? Why do the heathen rage, verse 1? What does it mean to kiss the Son, verse 12?
Esther 9:1-10:3. Taking our leave of Esther the queen and Mordecai the prime minister, what qualities of each shall I pray that God would give me "for such a time as this"?
Nahum 1:1-15. Verses 9-11 KJV, how does my imagination tend to dishonor or disobey God? How do the good tidings of verse 15 counteract that?
Luke 20:41-47. Verses 46-47, how am I susceptible to a false show of religiosity? What's one simple antidote I can take from today's readings?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.