Bible Friday 1/12: Who, Me?

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 17:1-15. Verse 8 KJV, can I accept that God is loving enough, and the person I see in the mirror is lovable enough, for me to actually be the apple of His eye? How shall I live into that today?

Deuteronomy 15:1-23. Verse 11, do I do enough for the poor? Does my church? What's at stake spiritually? How can a gracious God allow unending poverty, something Jesus also foretells?

Hebrews 6:13-20. Verse 19 KJV, why does my soul need an anchor? How has God provided this? Of what specific use is it for me today?

Matthew 5:21-30. As Jesus watches my devotions and looks in at my church services, would he say we're taking hell seriously enough? Why does it matter? Action point?

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