Bible Wednesday 7/5: On Watch

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 130:1-8. What qualities would I need to be a good watchman, sentinel, or lookout, alert for God to show himself (verse 6)? Prayer point for today?

Numbers 3:1-51. If the Levites knew by bloodline that God was calling them for ministry, how does a Christian of today know that call upon themself? How do I know it of another? 

Acts 10:1-8. For whom might I be an answer to prayer today, as someone like Cornelius reaches out to a God not fully known and is told that help is on the way?

Mark 4:10-12. Honestly, am I more open to knowing the mystery of the Kingdom, or more deaf to Jesus' offer of conversion and forgiveness? Prayer point?

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