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 8:1-9. Verse 6, in what specific way can my God-given dominion bless me and others today? What responsibility comes with it? What obstacle stands in its way?
Isaiah 9:1-21. Verses 6 and 7, with elections approaching, what is the practical meaning of Christ’s authority over all government? What’s my role?
James 5:1-12. Verse 4, where in my community is economic injustice occurring? What is my church doing about it? What am I doing?
Luke 11:24-36. Verse 33, what shall I do so that my “candle” as a follower of Jesus starts giving more light to those in darkness? First step?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.