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 102:1-28. If I imagine Jesus praying this psalm in his final weeks before being crucified, how will it help me value his sacrifice for us and more fully trust the Father as he did?
Proverbs 10:1-32. Verse 1 evokes the truism that a parent is only as happy as his or her least happy child. What experience have I of that? How can I bring it before God today?
Joel 1:13-2:2. How shall I fast (verse 14) in the days ahead, leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday?
Matthew 6:1-18. Why does Jesus teach secrecy in our alms, our prayers, and our fasting? What experience have I of the rewards he promises? Anything I should change?