Bible Monday 1/22: Rock or Sand?

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 44:1-26. Verse 22, what secrets about me, good or bad, does God know that no one else does? How is he dealing with me about them? Prayer point?

Deuteronomy 25:1-19. Verse 4, consideration for animals, applied by Paul in I Cor. 9 and I Tim. 5 for consideration to people. Do my political and economic views make room for simple kindness?

Hebrews 10:11-18. Verse 13, Jesus seen in yet another psalm (110:1). How can I benefit today from his completed victory over all  enemies, human or demonic?

Matthew 7:24-29. Verse 29, related point, for what shall I call on Jesus' authority today? Verse 24, what are some of his sayings from this Sermon on the Mount that I can more faithfully DO?

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