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 145:1-21. Verse 4, how do the generations in my family and my church, older and younger than me, attest to the gratitude I owe God today?
Isaiah 27:1-13. Verses 2-6 KJV, imagery of the fruitful vineyard. How has God brought this to pass in my life, not in what I’ve gotten but in what he has enabled me to give others?
Deuteronomy 26:1-11. A whole people in God’s debt. With due realism and humility, what should our nation be thanking him for today? What should we be repenting for?
Luke 17:11-19. Why are God’s blessings taken for granted? Why is there so much ingratitude to Jesus in particular? How do I fall into this? How can I cultivate a stronger gratitude habit?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.