Bible Tuesday 7/18: Not Jupiter

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 26:1-12. Verse 8, if inhabiting God's house means not just being at church, but spiritually dwelling in his household, how would today be different if I really did that?

Numbers 16:1-50. What did Moses need from God in order to sustain his leadership against so much ingratitude and resistance? What do I likewise need, that I can pray for today?

Acts 14:8-18. When have I seen people hero-worship God's representatives instead of glorifying God himself? How did it turn out? Lessons?

Mark 7:17-23. On Jesus' list of inward pollutions, verses 21-22, which ones do I need to clean up in my own heart? Steps to take starting now?

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