Bible Friday 6/16: The Cross

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 73:1-28. Verse 25, even knowing the correct answer is "God alone," I sometimes chase decoys in the spiritual and material realms. What are they? How shall I avoid them today?

Leviticus 11:1-47. Which diet, menu, or food am I honestly more careful about, what goes into my mouth or what goes into my mind? Prayer for today? Practical resolve for the coming week?

I Corinthians 15:35-49. Related question from verse 49, KJV, is my bearing less the image of earth and more the image of heaven a goal for the here and now? If so, what shall I do about it today?

John 19:17-30. Verses 26-27, who is the Virgin Mary to me? Why does it matter; what's at stake?

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