Bible Saturday 6/10: Shook Up

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 55:1-23. What burden would I have God take off my shoulders and onto himself today (verse 22)? What reminder can I give myself each time fear or worry tries to come back?

Leviticus 5:1-19. It's said we live in a therapeutic culture where these chapters' discussion of sin, guilt, confession, and atonement is passe'.  Honestly am I somewhat infected with that heresy too?

Acts 4:23-31. Is the rarity, almost to zero today, of "shook up" church gatherings like verse 31, simply because God works differently in modern times, or because we no longer pray as they did?

John 16:25-33. Is my relationship with the Father and the Son more in proverbs (concepts, formulas) or plain (personal, direct)? What's one step into closer relationship that I can take today?

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