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?
Psalms 23:1-6. Verse 3 KJV, how well am I in touch with my soul, how attentive to its condition this day? In what way does it need restoring by Jesus the Good Shepherd?
I Chronicles 2:1-55. Why are these “begats” important to me (and the world) in a way other ancient genealogies are not? How should I and other Christians conduct ourselves to earn, perhaps, mention in books a thousand years hence?
II Corinthians 1:1-11. Verse 4, who needs some comfort from me today? What has God specifically given me to pass along to them? How shall I turn this impulse into action?
Luke 6:46-49. Jesus’ offer of a house to withstand any storm requires us to both hear his sayings and do them. Exactly what sayings might that include? For me to do them, do them today, what would that look like?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.