Bible Thursday 8/3: Seducers

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 71:1-24. Verses 5-9 show my whole life span in God’s hands. What time of life, past or future, do I regret or fear or lift high or cast down? Prayer point for today?

Numbers 32:  Verses 5-9, when have I shirked my fair share, or discouraged others counting on me? What did I learn? Spiritual or material application for my present life?

Acts 19:1-10. What meaning does my baptism have for me in daily life? How alive is my ongoing relationship with the Holy Spirit?

Mark 13:14-23. Verses 21-23, what false Christs and false prophets are the most seductive in America today? What is my church doing about it? Prayer point?

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