Bible Thursday 2/9: Love of Enemies

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 83:1-18. If we made a "dishonor roll" of the organized enemies of God today, like verses 6-11, who might be on it? Shall I pray right now for protection from them -- and to love them as commanded?

Genesis 40:1-23. When has God used my adversity or hardship to position me as a blessing to others, as he did here with Joseph?

Romans 3:21-31. Am I mindful enough that God's saving grace is for all peoples, races, cultures, no favorites and no exceptions (verses 22, 29)?

Matthew 11:1-6. When have I wavered in my confidence that Jesus is who he says he is, as John does here? How did it work out? What did I learn?