Bible Thursday 2/23: Flowers and Weeds

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 133:1-3. How do the three verses of this famous but poetically obscure psalm relate to each other? And how do they relate to me? What difference can this make to me today?

Proverbs 4:1-27. What are several strong influences or distractions I face in obeying verse 23 (KJV), "Keep thy heart with all diligence"? How shall I counteract them today?

Romans 9:14-21. If I were allowed to argue with God about one thing, or plead with him to explain the inexplicable, what would it be (verse 20)?

Matthew 13:24-30. In my heart and mind, what are some of the best flowers and some of the worst weeds? When do I expect the reaping to occur? When the weeds are burned, will it burn me?