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 100:1-5. Today may I pray at least once every hour, "God, I gladly serve you" (verse 2), and find small, practical ways of acting that out with other people.
Ecclesiastes 9:1-18. Does the example in verses 14 and 15, one intrepid citizen making a big difference politically, still apply in these complex times? What's an example? What's my action point?
Galatians 3:1-14. In what way are some Christians foolish and bewitched, disobeying truth and Christ (verse 1, KJV)? Does this ever include me? Action point?
Matthew 20:1-19. Does this parable of grace and salvation have, in addition, an economic and relational lesson for me as a Christian? If yes, what immediate opportunity have I to practice it?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.