Bible Friday 6/30: Ananias

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 107:1-43. Verse 20, where in my life, or someone else's, is healing needed right now? What healing word shall I seek from God? Can I set aside my unbelief and trust him for this?

Leviticus 25:1-55. By God's standard in this chapter, how can I be more thoughtful about wise and humane economic and environmental practices, worshiping neither the earth nor the market?

Acts 9:10-25. When has God used me, or how might he use me now, to go out of my comfort zone and minister to someone in crisis as Ananias did for Saul? What's required? Prayer point?

Mark 3:13-19. If Jesus were to give me a spiritually challenging nickname (verses 16-17), what might it be? Would my "handle" from him be different now than when I was younger?

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