Bible Sunday 10/14: Political Peril

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 146:1-10. Verses 3-5, how do I and other Christians tend to place too much trust in political solutions and leaders for human betterment? Prayer point as elections approach?

Nehemiah 1:1-11. Related question, what elements of Nehemiah’s prayer can I adapt in supplicating God’s help for my community and my country?

Galatians 2:1-10. Preach the gospel. Outreach to all. Maintain fellowship. Remember the poor. Where is my church strong or weak on these four essentials? Action point for me?

Luke 8:1-10. Three hazards to the seed of truth. Thinking of someone I hope to evangelize, how does this guide my ministry with that person?

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