Bible Monday 6/12: Arrow & Sword

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 64:1-10. Verses 3 and 7, KJV, the enemy's attack and God's defense are likened to arrows: swift, silent, sharp, specific. What arrows from the Lord do I particularly need today?

Leviticus 7:1-38. Even in the Christian's freedom from these rules of sacramental eating, how can I be more intentional about what to "feed on" and "fast from" spiritually? Action point?

I Corinthians 14:26-40. Verses 33 and 40, KJV, in my own church and in the whole Body of Christ, where shall I pray God to heal confusion with peace, decently and in order?

John 18:1-11. Imagining myself in this scene, put to the test today, what is there of Judas in me? Of Peter? Of Jesus? Prayer point for the next 24 hours?

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