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 24:1-10. Are the gates and doors of my heart wide open for the King of glory, Jesus Christ, to enter in (verses 7-10)? Truly admitting and enthroning him, how would I be different today?
Exodus 21:1-36. Recognizing that time has overtaken the criminal law given here, in contrast to the timeless moral law in chapter 20, shouldn't I be careful of claiming God dictates my politics?
Joshua 5:1-12. When has God "rolled away the reproach" of a past experience I regretted (verse 10, KJV)? What did I learn? Prayer point for today?
John 6:51-59. How can I and my church go deeper into the meaning of the Eucharist, partaking of Christ's flesh and blood?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.