Bible Sunday 9/10: Where's God?

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.