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 78:1-72. Verses 3-6, what's the generational chain of passing along God's good news in my family? Or do we need to start one? Prayer point for gratitude or change? Action point?
Jeremiah 6:1-30. Verse 14, a classic indictment of spiritual dishonesty. What form does this take with leaders in the secular culture? Within the church itself? And in my own complacency?
Romans 1:18-32. Verse 25, another classic. In what subtle ways am I tempted to worship created things more than the Creator himself?
Matthew 10:16-26. Verse 16, in representing Christ by word and deed among unbelievers, what's one way I can be wise as a serpent and one way I can be inoffensive as a dove?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.