Bible Tuesday 1/30: Friend of Sinners

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 62:1-12. Verse 11 KJV, why do I have be told some things over and over by God? What's one thing in this psalm that I know but don't apply? Action point?

Deuteronomy 33:1-29. Verse 27 KJV, in what specific way do I need to feel God's arms around me today? What specific enemy do I need to have him drive out and destroy?

Hebrews 12:1-11. When has God sorely chastened me? What did I learn? How can it help me right now, or help me help someone else?

Matthew 9:10-13. When Jesus was known as a friend of sinners, how did it come about that so many Christians and churches today are known as the opposite? Action point?

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