Bible Saturday 7/1: Bind Him

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 33:1-22. Verses 10 and 11 contrast the world's counsel and God's counsel (KJV). If this means a picture of reality and an approach to life, which do I more often dwell in? Action point for today?

Leviticus 26:1-46. Consequences of obeying God or not, four scenarios at verses 3, 14, 21 -- and at verse 40, the second chance. When has God given me a second chance? What did I learn?

Acts 8:4-13. What example have I seen, or heard about, of someone who was an enemy of God becoming a follower of God? Was it a blessing to others? Were there aftershocks?

Mark 3:20-30. Do I take Satan as seriously as Jesus did? How might he get at me if I'm off guard, this very day? What preparation and practices do I need to "bind the strong man" (verse 27)?

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