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 102:1-28. Verses 17 & 20, praying for the destitute: For what impoverished person or group, what prisoner or captive people, for whom facing death, do I ask God's mercy today?
Exodus 40:1-38. Verses 36 & 37, move now or don't move yet: When have I felt this much clarity of direction from God? How did it turn out? Is the direction always there if I listen better?
I Corinthians 14:10-25. Verse 12, KJV: What can I do to be more zealous of spiritual gifts? What it look like if I could truly excel to the edifying of the church?
John 14:1-11. Regarding Jesus' well-known but too little pondered claim in verse 6, how would I explain it to a child of 10? To a PhD physicist? To an inquiring Jew or Muslim?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.