Bible Sunday 8/6: Transfigured

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 2:1-12. Verse 1 KJV, what are some current examples of heathen raging and vain imagining? Why does it occur? How shall I pray about it?.

Numbers 35:1-34. Verse 6, how do these God-ordained cities of refuge resemble or differ from the politically controversial sanctuary cities in current news? Prayer point?

II Peter I:12-21. Verse 20 KJV, how is private interpretation of Scripture an issue for me, my church, and fellow Christians? What is the antidote?

Mark 9:2-8. What do I learn from the presence of Moses and Elijah in this scene? Why does the transfiguration of Jesus matter to me on this day?

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