Bible Tuesday 5/30: Not Self-Made

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 100:1-5. "Believe in yourself" is the worst thing fallen humans can do, said Chesterton.  How does the self-made fallacy sneak in on me (verse 3)? Prayer point for today?

Exodus 37:1-29. The Ark of the Covenant (verses 1-5) was Israel's evidence of "God with us." What's my evidence? How can I show it today the same reverence anciently shown the Ark?

I Corinthians 12:14-31. How can I and other members of my church truly honor each other as Paul commands here? Where are we vulnerable to schism (verse 25)? Action point?

John 10:10-21. Related: How does Jesus' promise of one fold under one shepherd (verse 16) remotely match the splintered Christianity of today? What can I and my church do about it?

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