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 90:1-17. Moses talks with God about days and years, eighty, a thousand. Verse 12 KJV, what help do I need from God in wisely numbering the past days of 2018 and the coming days of 2019?
Isaiah 66:1-24. Verses 6-13, imagery of maternity and birth. What do I or my family or my church desire to see “born” by God’s grace in this new year?
Revelation 22:12-21. Verses 18 and 19, how can I more fully give the Bible its high and sacred place in my life that Jesus commands here?
Matthew 25:31-46. Evaluating my current pattern of life by this standard, what are the honest pluses and minuses? Action point? Where is the grace of God in this parable?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.