Bible Tuesday 5/23: Turn Us Again

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 80:1-19. In the prayer and promise recurring here (verses 3, 7, 19, KJV), what exactly is the turn I'm asking God to bring about in me? How will I know when he causes his face to shine?

Exodus 30:1-38. Verses 12-16 record a very early understanding of our financial obligations to God, not optional, not proportional. How can I better serve him financially?

I Corinthians 8:1-13. What is there in my conduct, technically allowable, that may cause a fellow Christian to stumble (verse 9)? Why am I so focused on knowing much, rather than on loving much (verse 1)?

John 8:31-42. For me, for my church, for most Christians in this country, how can we rebalance so that the great idea of freedom is for us less political and more spiritual (verses 31-36)?

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