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 119:121-144. Have I the confidence in God's power, and in his love for me, to pray insistently, "Lord, it's time for you to work" (verse 126)? What need shall I bring him today?
Exodus 38:1-31. Not in money, perhaps not even in physical things, what have I of great value to me that if given to God, it could be "melted and recast" for his higher purpose (verses 24-30)?
I Corinthians 13:1-13. Related question: how might I be in danger of "empty giving" (verse 3)? Separately, what childish things have I yet to put away, for true maturity in Christ (verse 11)?
John 10:22-42. Verse 33 sums up the world's desperate effort to see Jesus as merely an admirable teacher and healer, not Savior and Lord. How can I better prepare to refute this when asked?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.