Bible Friday 12/7: Obedience

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 16:1-11. Verse 6, taking stock of my lifelong circumstances and family heritage, what’s been good can I thank God for providing? Or what wasn’t good, that he has recompensed?

Isaiah 42:1-25. Verses 7 and 16, what form does spiritual blindness take in these times? What evidence is there of Jesus breaking through that?

Revelation 10:1-11. Verse 9, how does my experience bear out that the word of God in Scripture, and the way of God in Christ, is both sweet and bitter?

Luke 22:1-13. Judas, Peter, and John were all “of the twelve,” yet two were loyal and one disloyal. What made the difference? Can I see in myself elements of all three?

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