Bible Saturday 7/29: Succession

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 139:1-24. Verses 13-16, in praying for my health and that of others, how can I accept that we're known to God literally at the cellular level and from the moment of conception?

Numbers 27:1-23. Verses 18-20, where have I seen, or where do I now hope to see, God's sure wisdom in filing an important post?  Prayer point?

Acts 17:10-21. Verse 11, who do I know that is Berean in searching the Scriptures? How can I emulate them? Verse 21, how do fads in ideas get at me? How can I defend against this?

Mark 10:13-22. What is the main obstacle these days to children following Jesus? The main obstacle to adult Christians becoming childlike? What is my church doing about it?

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