Bible Friday 7/21: Clean

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 31:1-24. Verse 15, how can I trustingly put my times in God's hand today,, resigning to him any concern about too much or too little time, too soon or too late?

Numbers 19:1-22. What's unclean in me that needs to be made clean today? How will God accomplish this? How important is it to me?

Acts 15:12-21. Here the early church averts a schism as godly men put Scripture ahead of self-will. How bad is the schism among Christians today? What's my church doing about it? Prayer point?

Mark 8:1-10. Verse 6, why did Jesus give thanks ahead of the miracle? What's the lesson here for me?

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