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 110:1-7. Verse 1, what difference does it make for me right now that the Father and the Son are seated together in the heavenlies, all enemies vanquished at their feet?
Genesis 5:1-32. Verse 24, what must have gone into Enoch’s “walk with God,'“ for him to be taken up rather than die? What are the stronger and weaker aspects of my walk with God?
Hebrews 11:1-7. Enoch, Abel, and Noah as exemplars of faith. What everyday opportunities might I have this year to please God (even a little) as they did?
Matthew 3:1-12. How does Jesus bring fire into my life? Do I tend to keep my distance, or immerse in it (as with baptism)? What fruit or what wheat do I have to show for my time on earth so far?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.