Bible Friday 11/30: Reason for the Season

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 141:1-10. Verse 3, what are some things I’m asking God to help me not to say today?

Isaiah 35:1-10. Messiah’s reign foretold. Approaching Christmas, how can I and my family and my church help realize these blessings that are to accompany the coming of Jesus?

John 1:35-42. Verse 39, related question, how can I use this Advent season as never before to “come and see” who Jesus is, what he’s all about?

John 6:1-14. Verses 7-9, when God allows me to be tested, do I tend to see obstacles as Philip did, or possibilities as Andrew did?

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