Bible Friday 4/7: Why, O God?

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 22:1-31. Jesus prayed these very sacred words on the cross. When have I felt forsaken by God? What did I learn?

Zechariah 7:1-14. Who can I think of, specifically by name, that I can help today in a Christly way as commanded in verses 9-10?

III John 1-14. By what markers would it be evident to other people that my soul is prospering (verse 2, KJV)? Action point for today?

Matthew 23:37-24:2. Do my city and my country deserve any lesser judgment than what the Lord pronounces on Jerusalem here? Where then is the hope for me and my descendants?

To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.