Bible Friday 12/28: Angels

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 26:1-12. Verse 2 KJV, asking God to examine me, prove me, try me regarding 2018, how can I reliably know what his verdict and instructions are? So it’s not just an echo chamber in my own head?

Isaiah 63:1-19. Verses 7-9, further in winding up 2018, what have been God’s “greatest hits” of blessing and rescue in my life & the lives of loved ones? How can I thank him?

Jeremiah 31:10-17. What experience do I have of God’s promise here, his power to bring comfort and renewal out of tragedy, injustice, and loss?

Matthew 2:1-23. With the Incarnation come further miracles, including the guiding star and three angelic dream-messages. Entering the new year, how can I better “tune in” to such communications from God?

To receive this in your inbox every day, sign up here.

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