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 40:1-17. Verses 7-10. Where have I done well this past year in obeying God and proclaiming him? Where have I not done so well? Action point for 2019?
Isaiah 56:1-12. Verse 7, Jesus specially commends the house of prayer. How can my church do better at this? What’s my role?
Revelation 19:11-21. This warrior role being one of the offices of King Jesus in time and eternity, what shall I specifically ask him to do for me and my loved ones this day, this Christmas?
Luke 1:39-56. Verses 46-56, related question, as the virgin’s “Magnificat” foretells Christ revolutionizing all human affairs. what big prayers shall I dare offer for his impact on our nation and world in 2019?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings