Bible Monday 2/26: Would I Recant?

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 57:1-11. Verse 7 KJV, my heart is fixed. What's my greatest certainty about God? What's the greatest uncertainty in my life right now? Application for today's needs?

Jeremiah 26:1-24. Jeremiah faces martyrdom. What is the biggest risk I have ever taken for God? If I was told, like Rachel Scott at Columbine, renounce your faith or die, what would I do?

Romans 9:1-13. Paul grieves over the many Jews who have rejected Jesus Christ. How would God have me approach the Jews of today, a few following Christ, most not?

Matthew 13:36-43. Related question but broader. How can I know the wheat from the tares, my own status, the status of others? What is Jesus asking of me for now, until all is sorted out?

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