Bible Saturday 4/29: Three Squares

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 20:1-9. As David here seems to be praying not for himself but for another, who especially needs my intercession today? Shall I pray this psalm, supplying that person's name and details?

Exodus 6:1-30. As Moses again pleads to God his inadequacy for the task (verses 12, 30), what do I see in myself that is notably fallen or "uncircumcised"? Action point for today?

I Peter 4:12-19. How have I, if at all, suffered as a Christian? Am I bearing what Bonhoeffer called the cost of discipleship? How can I better keep faith with a faithful Creator (verse 19, KJV)?

John 4:27-45. Related idea in verse 34: What if I thought as much about doing God's will and work as I do about getting three meals a day and snacking in between?

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