Bible Wednesday 7/12: Trumpets

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 13:1-6. Verses 1-2, what am I tired of waiting for God to do? Have I told him so, or stuffed the whole thing? Verses 5-6, if I sing and rejoice regardless, what will the song be?

Numbers 10:1-36. Figuratively, what silver trumpets are blown to rouse my church for God? Who blows them? What's the result? Action point?

Acts 12:20 - 13:3. What key man or woman of God has been subtracted from my life or my church's life, as with Saul and Barnabas here? How was the gap filled? What did I learn?

Mark 5:21-43. Jesus' day is interrupted by the desperate father at verse 22 and then by the hemorrhaging woman at verse 30. He has time for both? How can I become more divinely interruptible?

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