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 23:1-6. Verse 5, what would God setting me a table while enemies look on, amount to in practical terms right now? What specific form would answered prayer take?
Jeremiah 3:1-25. God grieves at the betrayal by Israel, his bride. How has the church in my lifetime been a less than faithful spouse to Jesus our bridegroom? Action point?
Hebrews 13:1-17. Verses 7 and 17, how can I go out of my way this weekend to show love, honor, and gratitude to someone in pastoral or ministry work?
Luke 2:41-52. Verse 49, humanly busy as I may have to be today, can I frequently check myself on the best attitude or activity that also keeps me "about my Father's business"?
To receive this in your inbox every day, sign up here.
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.