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 12:1-8. What are some current examples of mass degradation encouraged by amoral role models (verse 8)? What can I and my church do about it?
Habakkuk 1:1-17. In my life at present, or in our world, where does it seem evil flourishes unchecked by God (verses 12-13)? How shall I pray today for his saving intervention?
John 12:42-50. Observing me, how readily would others see that I follow and serve the Light of the World (verse 46)? Action point for today?
Matthew 25:1-13. Related question: If it suddenly developed this is the week for all of us to meet Christ the Bridegroom, would he find me prepared or unprepared?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.