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 47:1-9. Verse 1 KJV, am I uninhibited enough with God that I get alone somewhere today and shout to him? What specifically would I shout: praise, thanks, needs, anguish?
Isaiah 4:1-6. Verse 4, when have I experienced from God the spirit of judgment and burning? Verse 5, when have I sensed over my home and family God’s protection in cloud and fire?
James 2:14-26. Verse 23, what would be some clear markers that God is my friend and I am his? Where are these evident in my daily life? Where are they lacking?
Luke 10:38-42. Similar question, is my relationship with Jesus more on a “Martha” basis or a “Mary” basis? Should it be a balance of both? Action point?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.