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 46:1-11. Today how can the image of a river (verse 4) help me experience God's love and truth, his sufficiency and constancy?
Ecclesiastes 7:1-29. What are some of the inventions (verse 29) by which I have distanced myself from God in the past or perhaps even now? Action point?
Galatians 2:1-10. When has God helped me resolve a clash with fellow Christians, to the benefit of the gospel, as Paul resolved his clash with Peter?
Matthew 19:13-22. As Jesus sees it, what is our culture in general, and the church in particular, doing right and wrong for children? Action point for me today?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.