Bible Wednesday 12/26: Cornerstone

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 118:1-29. Verse 22, how can I keep making Jesus the cornerstone of my life, even as Christmas fades and most of the world moves on to other things?

Isaiah 61:1-11. Verse 10, related question, by what spiritual disciplines can I have the joy of the Lord every day, holidays or not?

Acts 6:8 - 8:3. How prepared am I to tell the whole story of salvation history, if called upon as Stephen was? And if persecuted for doing so, could I forgive as he did?

Matthew 1:18-25. What qualities of Joseph should I pray to express, by which I could become more useful to God’s purposes?

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