Bible Friday 9/1: Unafraid

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 16:1-11. Verse 6 KJV, such rejoicing is only possible spiritually. What’s my human heritage plus and minus? What’s my heavenly DNA from God?

Judges 1:1-36. How does the tribes’ failure to drive out the heathen typify my fallen and faltering behavior toward God?

Acts 27:27-38. Familiar with Paul as spiritually devoted, here we see him as humanly masterful as well. How can I advance in both scales?

Mark 15:42-47. It seems this Joseph unconditionally loved Jesus for his own sake, resurrection or not. How does my love compare?

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