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 56:1-13. What are my greatest fears (verses 3-4)? When I confide them to God, what do I hear him saying to me?
Proverbs 22:1-29. What moral or spiritual landmarks am I grateful to have from my parents and family (verse 28, KJV)? What duty do I owe in return?
Romans 16:17-27. What voices or tendencies in Christianity today fit Paul's warning in verses 17-18? What is the action point for me in response to verse 19?
Matthew 16:21-23. Related to the above, how might I be led to downplay the Cross? What lesser landmark might subtly displace it and distract me?
To go deeper, see Interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.