Bible Thursday 11/15: Thanks Anyway

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 86:1-17. Verse 11 KJV, in what way is my heart divided, in need of God to unite it?

Isaiah 20:1-6. Parable of the prophet’s nakedness. In what way might God want me to “strip down” so I can be more useful to him?

II Thessalonians 1:1-12. Verses 3-5 KJV, a church on the move, marked by exceeding faith, abounding charity, suffering for the kingdom. How does my church measure up? My role?

Luke 14:15-24. What excuses have I been making to Jesus? What did I think it was getting me? What might it have been costing me?

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