Bible Thursday 2/8: Cold Water

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 83:1-18. Verses 9-11, what are the top five victories I've seen God win in my life? What did they teach me? Application to present needs?

Jeremiah 8:1-22. Verse 5, when did I backslide badly? What was God's response? Am I doing so even now? What would God say about it if I really listen?

Romans 2:17-29. Verse 23, related point. "Do as I say, not as I do." Is that sometimes me? Hypocrite in Greek means one who wears a mask. Is that ever me? What specific mask?

Matthew 10:32-42. Verse 42, what simple opportunities am I overlooking every day to give someone a cup of water in Christ's name? First step now? Accountability?

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