Bible Wednesday 2/15: Servanthood

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 119:121-144. If I commit to pray aloud once an hour throughout this day, "I am thy servant" (verse 125, KJV), how might it be a much different, much better day?

Genesis 46:1-34. Seeing Jacob here visited again by God in a dream, as in his younger days, why would the Lord have withheld such assurances from him during Joseph's long exile?

Romans 6:12-23. More about becoming God's servant. When have I experienced what Paul teaches here, the warning that what seems the wild freedom of sin is really a harsh servitude?

Matthew 12:15-21. What situation or relationship in my life needs the balance of commanding authority and patient tenderness ascribed to Christ in verse 20 (quoting Isaiah 42:3)?