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 149:1-9. Verse 7, what's practically involved in my taking up the sword today? (See Ephesians 6 & Hebrews 4.) How should we fight for our faith? How should we not?
Jeremiah 11:1-23. Verse 13, we now call this religious pluralism and moral relativism. Is my church party to it? Am I? Unchecked, where will it have led America in a hundred years?
Romans 3:21-31. Verses 23-25, the gospel in a few words, sin and redemption. Am I, and is my church, solid on this? Or do we deal in a therapeutic Christianity, problems and solutions?
Matthew 11:25-30. What's my heavy burden right now? By what attitudes and actions can I more fully yoke up with Jesus today? How can I be as lowly in heart as he is?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.