Bible Friday 7/14: Inquirers

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 22:1-31. We know Jesus prayed at least verse 1, and maybe more of this psalm, on the cross. Reading all of it, what am I moved to emulate about his relationship to the Father?

Numbers 12:1-16. Verse 1, Moses' brother and sister turn on him. When have I faced family strife? How did God show up? Verse 3, Moses' meekness. How can I be more meek today?

Acts 13:13-31. Noting the similarity of this sermon to the one in Acts 7 for which Paul helped stone Stephen, how would I explain to a nonbeliever the work God did in Paul? Relevance to me?

Mark 6:30-44. Where in my life could I pray for a miracle of scarcity turned into abundance? Verses 38-41, what preliminaries of readiness and expectancy should I start with?

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