Bible Tuesday 7/11: Legion

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 11:1-7. What foundations of a righteous world are now in disarray (verse 3, KJV)? What is there to build upon? With God's help how do I answer the "what to do" question?

Numbers 9:1-23. Can I accept that the same God who used the cloud to tell Israel to move or wait is the God whose hour to hour guidance I can rely on? Today's matter for guidance?

Acts 12:5-19. Peter, with all his reasons to trust God, as well as the girl and the household, all took this miracle as too good to be true at first. Do I tend to do the same? Prayer point?

Mark 5:1-20. What analogous situations occur today, micro or macro, with a legion of evil spirits on the rampage? How can I become better prepared for spiritual warfare?

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