Bible Wednesday 10/31: Wicked Vineyardmen

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 119:49-72. Verse 53 KJV, this being Halloween, why did God make us capable of horror? How should I be using this emotion in his service day by day? How can I avoid debasing it?

Isaiah 5:1-30. A thunderstorm of God’s righteousness: where does it indict me, me personally? Verse 20, where do I see this occurring in our culture, my community, my church, myself?

James 3:1-12. When has my tongue severely offended against God or man? What did I learn? What unfinished business does God have with me on this score?

Luke 20:9-19. Verse 14 relates to Isaiah 5:20, whereby worldliness wants to be rid of Jesus so it can rule. How does this operate on our children today? What is my church doing about it?

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