Bible Thursday 4/13: Him We Pierced

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 102:1-28. In valuing each person, including myself, do I take into account that while the heavens and earth will perish, we all have eternity before us (verses 24-28)? Or as Lewis said.

Zechariah 12:1-14. Does my mental gaze fix on Jesus' pierced hands and feet, or shy away? Do I fathom how the Father mourned for his only Son (verse 10)?

John 13:1-38. When have I really bent low to help what seemed a lesser person (verse 14, and Lewis again)? What did I learn? When have I rashly overpromised God and let him down (verse 37)? How did it turn out?

Matthew 26 17-56. How could I and my church more fully honor the holiness of Holy Communion (verses 26-29)?

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