Bible Thursday 12/14: Gethsemane

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 37:1-40. Verse 5 KJV, what concern of today shall I commit fully to God and not take upon myself? What uncertainty shall I utterly trust him with, doubting not, fearing not?

Daniel 7:1-28. Verses 9-14, if this is Daniel's dream picture of two persons of the Trinity, God the Father and God the Son, how is it useful to me right now? With what caution should I use it?

Revelation 16:1-7. Here is the evil beast again, as in previous chapters. Who and where is he today, America 2017?  How do I reconcile this bloody imagery with an all-loving God?

Luke 22:39-46. For whom did Jesus want them to be praying -- for him, for themselves, for the world? Did he need their prayers? Do I sometimes sleep when he wants me up and praying?

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