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 91:1-16. A beloved song of God's protection over us. What's one verse here that I especially need to remember all day today, jotting it down or repeating from memory?
Jeremiah 9:1-26. Verse 23-24, do I glory more in my earthly status and resume than in knowing God? To be remembered for godliness when I'm gone, what changes can I start making?
Romans 3:1-8. In what way am I tempted to believe that calling myself a Christian submits me to a lower standard of thought and conduct, not a higher one?
Matthew 11:1-19. Verses 12 and 17, how do believers today make these mistakes, trying to force the kingdom or putting worldly emotion ahead of patient faith? What's my antidote?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.