Bible Friday 5/19: Not My Own

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 106:1-48. Verse 6, keynoting this whole psalm, convicts me to be more faithful in confession and contrition before God. What sins should I lay at his altar today?

Exodus 26:1-37. When I am tempted to think God is too busy to provide me meticulous detail, or to hear such from me, can I remember the sacred exactitude of this chapter?

I Corinthians 6:12-20. Beyond the jokes made about one's body being a temple of the Holy Spirit, what does that mean for how I live today -- as being not my own, bought with a price (verses 19-20)?

John 7:40-8:1. Jesus drew Nicodemus (start of John 3, end of John 7, end of John 19) from doubter to sympathizer to follower. Through what stages as he drawn me? What's next?

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