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 115:1-18. In evangelism, how can I use Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection to refute the world's claim that God is absent (verse 2) and powerless over death (verse 17)?
Song of Solomon 4:1-16. Where in this love-poetry do we find a God equally appealing to the masculine and feminine heart, equally great in majesty as in intimacy?
John 20:1-10. Beginning to realize Jesus was alive, what mixture of expectancy and dread did Peter feel? If told I might have to face the Lord today, what mixed emotions would I feel?
John 20:11-18. When have I felt far removed from Christ, unable to find him or be found by him verse 13)? How did it turn out? What did I learn?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.