Bible Tuesday 2/20: On Fire

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 47:1-9. What are some things my hands did for God yesterday, or will do for him today? What have my hands done recently, or failed to do, that displeased him?

Jeremiah 20:1-18. Verse 2, when has my faith exposed me to ridicule? Verse 9, when have I been on fire to testify for God? Verse 14, when have I been close to giving up? Lessons learned?

Romans 7:7-12. What firsthand evidence have I seen that sin brings spiritual and physical death?   Is the awareness of my sin problem pretty constant, sporadic, or pretty infrequent?

Matthew 12:43-50. Is Jesus saying the "house" of my individuality will either be ruled by him or by Satan, ruling it on my own is not an option? Does this match my experience?

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