Bible Wednesday 4/5: Forgiven

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 130:1-8.  What is the greatest specific forgiveness I have ever received from God (verses 2-3)? What action point does this raise for today? 

Nehemiah 5:1-11. What is the most accursed form of stealing and lying that prevails in our time (verses 3-4)?  What is my church doing about it?

Galatians 6:11-18. If God intends that the world and I should be crucified to each other (verse 14), what's my part in that process right now, this day? 

Matthew 23:1-12. In what way do I resemble Jesus' portrait of the scribes and Pharisees? Action point for today?

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