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 69:1-36. When has it really cost me to stand faithful with God (verses 7-9)? How did it turn out? What did I learn?
Proverbs 26:1-28. When have I repeated a bad mistake, knowing better (verse 11)? Was God gracious to me even so? What did I learn?
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11. Wouldn't this world-weariness sound familiar in most college lecture halls? What kind of future does it yield for an individual or a society? What is my church doing about it?
Matthew 17:22-23. How fully do I share the "exceeding sorry" feeling of the disciples (verse 23, KJV) at hearing the word of the Cross from Jesus. What shall I do to open myself to that today?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.