Bible Monday 1/29: Wingspan

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 56:1-13. Verse 8 KJV, does God really have a bottle of my tears, a book of my sorrows? Where in particular right now do I need his comfort, his answers, his hope?

Deuteronomy 32:1-52. Moses' song, written as God directed in Ch. 31. Verse 11, if the Lord is to me as an eagle with her young, how is that reassuring? How is it challenging?

Hebrews 11:30-40. What's the Jericho in my life, a hostile fortress I keep encircling to no avail? Have I asked God for more faith, purer faith, to go on marching till the walls fall?

Matthew 9:1-9. Who do I know that is in extreme need today, that I could befriend by putting him in touch with Jesus the Healer, Jesus the Forgiver?

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