Bible Monday 6/19: Fishers of Men

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 77:9. What unyielding situation in my life tempts me to ask if God has forgotten (verse 9)?  How can I counter that with this Psalm's repeated theme of remembering on my part? 

Leviticus 14:1-57. Reflecting on the priest's role as a health officer, why are clergy today so little involved with matters of personal or public health? What of the healing commission Jesus gave his apostles? 

I Corinthians 16:13-24. How do house churches (verse 19) figure in my life and the life of Christians I am close to? Have I something to learn or do on this matter?

Mark 1:9-20. Did Jesus intend all of us to be fishers of men (verse 17)? If yes, what basic attitudes and skills are required of me? At what cost? Prayer point? Action plan?

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