Bible Tuesday 5/9: Manna

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 45:1-17. I profess to love righteousness and hate wickedness just as Christ does (verse 7). Yet worldly sophistication subtly inverts that. What examples will tempt me today?

Exodus 16:1-36. When has God provided daily manna in my life? What did I learn? In what form do  I need manna today, and the next day, and the next?

I Corinthians 11:17-34. What does it mean to take the Eucharist worthily (verses 27-29)? How can I do better in this? How can my church?

John 6:1-14. Have I ever said to Jesus, Here, this isn't much, but take it, use it (verse 9)? What do I that could give over to him like that right now, today?

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