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 98:1-9. Verses 7-9, amid current natural disasters, what's become of creation's obedience to God as its maker, ruler, and judge? How shall I pray today for those in the storm path?
Judges 10:1-18. How is the ancient cycle of honoring and dishonoring God, honoring and dishonoring, repeated in our own 20th and 21st centuries? What's my church doing about it?
Philippians 3:1-11. Verses 3-7, what points of false spiritual self-importance must I regard as lost for Christ's sake? What's one specific such thing I can focus on all day today?
Luke 4:38-44. Verses 39 and 41 KJV, as Jesus heals with a direct rebuke to the disorder, how can I put a sharper edge on my prayers in his name? With what starting point this minute?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.