Bible Sunday 9/17: No King

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 84:1-12. Verse 10 KJV, if this house and tent are two states of mind, what must I do more of and do less of today, to dwell closer to God?

Judges 17:1-13. Verse 6, how is this classic description of moral anarchy exemplified in the city and state where I live? In what subtle ways does it even infect me? Prayer point for today?

Colossians 2:1-10. Taking this as the gold standard for true knowledge and correct theology, how do the information sources I rely on and the schools or colleges I'm closest to, measure up? Action point?

Luke 6:1-11. If I really made Jesus the Lord over my sabbath, what would that one day in seven -- or that aspect of my faith life -- specifically look like? Action point?

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