Bible Wednesday 12/27: The Word

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 97:1-12. In the past year, when have I felt darkness was hiding God from me? When has he shed light for me? How shall I pray over both in the year to come?

Micah 7:1-20. Verses 18-19, in the past year what has God forgiven me for? How can I repay his mercy and compassion in the year to come?

I John 1:1-7. Verse 7, is the cleansing blood of Jesus a big part of my faith, or not so much? How can I experience it more fully? Who needs to experience it, where I can help?

John 1:1-18. If the word is that which identifies, explains, and communicates, how faithfully do I let Jesus be all that to me? What lesser or contrary word do I heed instead? Prayer point?

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