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 71:1-24. Verse 6, why did God choose my mother and me for each other? How has his care for me been evident even from the womb? Prayer point?
Jeremiah 1:1-19. Verse 5 echoes the above. Verse 18, if through God I am a city fortified with iron and brass, how does that apply to what I must accomplish or endure today?
Hebrews 12:18-29. Verse 22 echoes the above. Verse 27, as a concerned American and a dweller in this world, am I clear about the shakable things versus the unshakable? Application?
Matthew 9:18-26. The distraught father's appeal interrupts Jesus' teaching, then the bleeding woman's appeal interrupts that. He calmly ministers to each. How can I become more interruptible for God's glory?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.