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 60:1-12. If God gives his loved ones a banner for displaying truth (verse 4, KJV), what do I want my flag to say to everyone about who I am and whose I am?
Leviticus 3:1-17. Do our Christian offerings to God involve fire in any way, as the Levitical offerings did? What is left for us to offer him anyway, after the sacrifice of Jesus, Lamb of God?
Acts 4:1-12. What exactly does it mean that the "name" of Jesus Christ brings healing or salvation (verses 7, 10, 12)? In all honesty, are there other names in which I sometimes think or act?
John 15:18-25. In what degree and what manner do I experience the world's hatred and persecution as Jesus foretold? If it is little or none, should I be following him more boldly?
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.