Bible Thursday 5/4: Commitment

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 37:1-40. What am I fretful about right now (verses 1, 7, 8) that God would have me trustfully commit to him (verses 3, 5)?

Exodus 11:1-10. What qualities of Moses as a man of God and a servant of the people can I pray to express in practical ways today?

I Corinthians 5:1-13. What corrupting influence is subtly at work in me or in my church (old leaven,  verses 6-8) that I can begin purging today through the power of Christ's sacrifice?

Luke 23:44-49. Did Jesus on the cross feel God was present (verse 46) or absent (Mark 15:34, yesterday’s reading)? What difference does it make in my life right now?

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