Bible Monday 7/24: Timothy

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 41:1-13. Verse 4 KJV, what sin do I need to bring to God's throne today? What healing does my soul need right now?

Numbers 22:1-41. When has God used a frustrating circumstance to get my attention, as with Balaam and the donkey? How did it turn out? What did I learn?

Acts 15:32 - 16:5. When have I been in a Paul and Timothy situation, giving or receiving spiritual tutelage with another Christian? How did it bless both of us? Prayer point?

Mark 8:22-30. If asked who Jesus is to me, by a secular but sincere friend,how would I answer? Shall I prepare by jotting down some key words or some do's and and don'ts?

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