Bible Thursday 8/17: Love God & Love Others

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 105:1-45. Verses 17-22, what does the story of Joseph say to me about God's care for each of us, his ordering of our lives? Specific application to my needs on this day?

Joshua 10:1-43. Verse 13, am I more inclined to believe or doubt such biblical miracles as this one with the sun and moon? Does it matter to me that scientists and researchers give them weight?

Acts 21:15-25. When have I seen believers caught up in fears, suspicions, and falsehoods such as those here leveled at Paul? What's really going on? What's the antidote? Prayer point?

Mark 12:28-34. With the passing years, what deeper lessons has God taught me about loving my neighbor as myself? Where do I need to go deeper still? Action point for today?

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