Bible Monday 9/25: Savor of Christ

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 80:1-19. Verses 3, 7, 19 KJV, praying in this form today, what do I need to have God turn me away from, and what should he turn me toward?

I Chronicles 4:1-43. Verse 10, this little prayer of Jabez inspired a Christian bestseller a few years ago. How might it bless me today? What could I add to please God even more?

II Corinthians 2:3-17. Verses 14-16, the savor of Christ described here in KJV might also be a flavor or an aroma. How does my way of life taste or smell to non-believers? Prayer point?

Luke 7:11-17. If Jesus could do this for the widow and her son, what shall I ask him in faith, nothing doubting, to do for me or someone else today?

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