Bible Sunday 1/28: Greater Riches

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 84:1-12. Verse 10, how can I better align my sense of self-worth to this divine standard? What worldly things am I allowing to matter too much to me? Action point?

Deuteronomy 31:1-30. Verse 21 KJV, God condemns the people's sinful imagination. How does my imagination make graven images, idols? How does it ennoble me as His image-bearer?  

Hebrews 11:17-29. Verses 25-26, how could Moses suffer the reproach of Christ a thousand years before Jesus came? What worldly pleasures and treasures tempt me away from God's riches?

Matthew 8:28-34. Why does this exorcism, banishing the demons and rescuing two souls, cause the locals to send Jesus away? How does that same impulse sometimes operate on me?

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