Bible Tuesday 3/14: Lose and Find

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 61:1-8. What attributes of God are dramatized in the invitation for me to trust in his wings (verse 4, KJV)? What specific needs of mine can this meet today?

Proverbs 23:1-35. In what way am I tempted to envy sinners (verse 17)?  What corrective or protective steps can God help me take?

Titus 1:1-16. What pastors or churchmen and -women do I admire for the way they exemplify verses 5-9?  Have I let them know that?  Can I pause right now and pray for them?

Matthew 16:24-28. During this Lenten season, what practical steps can I take to live more fully into the "lose and find" promise Jesus gives in verse 25?

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