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 47:1-9. What would it show about my relationship to God if I could shout at him (really shout) in praise, prayer, or protest (verses 1, 5)? Shall I go off somewhere today and try it?
Proverbs 16:1-33. When have I learned the hard way that pride goes before a fall (verse 18)? How did it turn out? What foothold does pride have within me even now? Action point?
Romans 14:1-13. How does my stance toward fellow Christians of differing practices, but who serve the same God, measure up to this teaching? Action point?
Matthew 15:21-28. Related to the two previous questions, if someone very holy told me I was but a dog eating crumbs, how would I take it?
To go deeper, see Interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.