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 30:1-12. Verses 6-8, when has adversity shaken me out of human complacency to realize my need of God and seek him again? What did I learn? Application for today?
Deuteronomy 23:1-25. Verses 21-23, when have I broken my promise to God? What was the result? Did he forgive it? Did he forget it?
Hebrews 9:23-28. Verse 28, what's my conception of Christ's return? How much does it influence the way I live and think this day, this year? Is my church attuned to this?
Matthew 7:7-12. Verse 12, what's one specific thing I could start doing, or stop doing, that would align my conduct more closely to the Golden Rule?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.