Bible Saturday 5/13: Decalogue

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 139:1-24. What specific comfort for today, and what specific warning, can I take from this psalm's teaching of how fully God knows me and how ever-present he is to me?

Exodus 20:1-26. Which of the Decalogue's first four commandments about loving God, do I obey least well? Which of the next six commandments about loving others? Action point for today?

Romans 13:1-14. If I follow the spiritual directive in this chapter's final verse, how do all its other civic and personal directives become easier to follow?

John 6:41-50. In what particular way am I susceptible to murmuring against God? How can I counteract that with the remedy Jesus prescribes here?

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