Bible Monday 1/15: Top Secret

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 25:1-22. Verse 14 KJV, have I learned the secret of the Lord? How can I live into it amid today's challenges? Whom can I bless by sharing that secret with them?

Deuteronomy 18:1-22. Verse 15, how could Moses have foreseen Jesus? What difference does it make to me that he did so?

Hebrews 8:1-6. Verse 6 KJV, what is the practical result in my life here and now, of Jesus mediating to us a better covenant based on better promises?

Matthew 5:38-42. What person or situation is Christ asking me to forbear by turning the other cheek or going the extra mile, not by the payback I'm tempted to give?

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