Bible Tuesday 1/16: Fleeting

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 39:1-13. Verse 4, if I knew this was my last month on earth, what would I prioritize? Are my current priorities different? Do I grieve God by failing to put first things first?

Deuteronomy 19:1-21. Laws on killing, stealing, lying. Some people say you can't legislate morality, but what does God say? Is my church clear on this?

Hebrews 8:7-13. Verse 10, related point. Doesn't this imply right and wrong are inwardly known to the human mind and heart? Are Christians sometimes ensnared in moral relativism?

Matthew 5:43 - 6:4. Verse 2, in what ways am I tempted to show off or blow my own horn? Why does this displease the Father? Action point?

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