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 119:97-120. Recognizing that God's word is a lamp and light for me (verse 105), what part have I to play in keeping it plugged and turned on for my benefit today?
Proverbs 31:1-31. Who are one or more women outside my own family that I admire for mirroring this portrait of godly feminine virtue, devotion, and accomplishment? Have I let them know?
Ecclesiastes 3:16-22. Can this reminder that we are not so far above the animals after all, make me more God-reliant today, more patient with myself and everyone else?
Matthew 19:15-20. In verse 17, is Jesus talking down his human goodness or lifting up his divine sonship? What difference does it make in my daily life?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.