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 78:1-72. As the age-old generational continuity of the faith (verses 3-7) is undermined by family breakdown, fragmentation of churches, biblical illiteracy, and designer spirituality, how is my church responding?
Proverbs 30:1-33. In what ways am I less than clear and consistent on the complete sufficiency of God’s Word in Scripture (verses 5-6)? How shall I guard against trying to add to it?
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15. How shall I keep the brightness of verses 11-15 before me as I study the rest of this dark book, and as I encounter the “why bother” discouragements of daily life?
Matthew 18:10-14. When have I felt like the one lost sheep for whom God left the 99 so he could seek and save me? Does that awareness of his love still burn in my heart every day?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.