Bible Wednesday 7/26: Even While Asleep

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 119:49-72. Verses 55 and 62, how faithfully do I commit my nighttime hours to God? Can I entirely trust him with my sleep, dreams, safety, health, and the messages I need to hear?  

Numbers 24:1-25. Verse 13, how am I, or how is my church, tempted to believe the things of God can be bought and sold? Action point?

Acts 16:16-24. Verse 19, related question, how does financial gain and economic self-interest play a part in the modern world's resistance to the gospel? What's my church doing about it?

Mark 9:30-37. How does my desire to be important clash with Jesus' desire for me to be childlike?

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