Bible Tuesday 6/27: Thrones

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 94:1-23. Verse 20, KJV, in modern terms, what now appears as a throne of iniquity rivaling God? What kinds of mischief does the enemy put forth as law? What's my prayer of defense?

Leviticus 22:1-33. Allowing that as Christians, our fitness to approach God is measured spiritually not materially, applying to all, not just priests, how does this chapter challenge my purity of heart? 

Acts 7:9-36. How does Stephen's account of Joseph and Moses indict his accusers' self-righteousness? How does the same attitude ensnare believers today? Prayer point?

Mark 2:23-28. When I and my church acclaim Jesus as Lord, are we letting him be Lord of our sabbath too? What would a deeper fidelity to that lordship look like?

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