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 46:1-11. Verses 3-4, would a non-believer see the flow of my life more as the world's troubled waters or as God's glad river? How can I more fully access that stream?
Deuteronomy 9:1-29. Verses 18 and 25, Moses as a mighty intercessor. Who's the best example of intercessory prayer that I know personally? How can I be more like them? First step?
Matthew 2:1-15. Why does worldly pride and power want to destroy God's Christ at all costs, including lies, including murder? What form does this take now? What am I to do?
Luke 3:21-22. Why does the Scripture symbolize the Holy Spirit as a dove? What qualities thus expressed do I especially need in coping with life as the new year unfolds?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.