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 34:1-22. Verse 8, how would I describe what God’s goodness tastes like? Why does it matter?
Isaiah 65:1-25. Verse 5 KJV, in what way am I susceptible to taking a “holier than thou” attitude toward others? Action point?
Revelation 22:1-11. Verse 2, the tree of life, glimpsed in the Bible’s opening scene, now appears again at the close. What has it to do with me? Can I share its fruit and leaves with others?
Matthew 25:14-30. Verses 24 and 25, how has the timidity that comes from underestimating God held me back this past year? 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.