Bible Friday 5/5: Passed Over

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 105:1-45. If a litany of praise like this one for God's great deeds were compiled for my family and me, what are five specific things, merciful and mighty, that he has done for us?

Exodus 12:1-51. Though Passover has a new meaning for Christians (I Corinthians 5:7, yesterday's reading), what does this story teach me about God's care for us and our debt to him?

I Peter 1:13-25. Does my manner of life so abound with love, truth, purity, obedience, and brotherhood (verse 22) that it's obvious I'm born again (verse 23)? Action point for today?

John 19:25-37. What lesson or mandate should I take from Jesus' words on the cross to Mary and John (verses 26-27)?

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