Bible Wednesday 7/19: Rehearse

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 38:1-22. Verses 12-15, if I could be made deaf to messages that turn me from God, and mute from speaking the same, what messages would I want to cancel?

Numbers 17:1-13. Why did God eventually withdraw his favor from the house of Levi and the Aaronic priesthood? What difference does it make to me?

Acts 14:19-28. How can my family and my church more faithfully rehearse together all that God has done for us, the doors he has opened to us (verse 27, KJV)?

Mark 7:24-30. When has Jesus sternly tested me before answering my prayers, as with the Gentile woman here? What did I learn? Prayer point for today?

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