Bible Tuesday 1/9: Great Physician

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?

Psalms 6:1-6. Verse 1 KJV, God's displeasure is bad enough, but imagine his hot displeasure. When have I felt that? What's it like on the receiving end? What provokes it? What allays it?

Deuteronomy 12:1-32, Verses 29-31, by analogy to the pagan gods warned against here, what false deities ensnare Christians today? To which am I vulnerable?  Antidote?

Titus 2:1-15. Who are a man and a woman older than me, and a man and a woman younger than me, four splendid Christians, that would please Paul as exemplars of this passage and that I should emulate?

Matthew 4:18-25. Why do Jesus' followers call less upon God's power to heal the ill, disabled, and dying than he and his disciples did? For whom can I pray down that power today?

Read a gripping  testimonial about the above question from cancer survivor Rick Bolonchuk

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