Bible Wednesday 1/31: Engaged

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 119:73-96. What specific actions and attitude on my part would most immediately gladden (verse 74) and attract (verse 79) others who love God as I profess to do?

Deuteronomy 34:1-12. Verse 7, how can I access more of the godly vitality that kept Moses going strong in old age? What should I do more of, and less of? First step?

Hebrews 12:12-17. Folly of Esau, contrasted to the faith heroes of Ch. 11. In what way am I susceptible to his impulsiveness and rash judgment? Prayer point?

Matthew 9:14-17. What is offered me, and asked of me, when Jesus declares himself our bridegroom? What difference can it make to me on this very day?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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