Bible Saturday 6/24: Up, Fathers

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 98:1-9. How can I be noisy, expressive, exuberant about a God who is everything to me, and yet be winsome and approachable for those who don't know God at all?

Leviticus 19:1-37. What specific thing can I do today to love my neighbor as myself in a deeper way (verse 18)? What help can I obtain in this from the character of God and the work of Jesus?

Luke 1:5-25. If part of serving God is rededicating fathers to their children (verse 17, compare Malachi 4:6), what is my church doing about this? Action point?

Luke 1:57-80. What can I learn about fidelity and obedience from Zacharias, conscripted by God for unforeseen duty, unready, stumbling, set back, yet soldiering on?

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