Bible Monday 3/5: Dogged

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 79:1-13. Verse 10, what are some things about the church today that cause unbelievers to scoff at God? What can I do about it, starting now?

Jeremiah 33:1-26. While imprisoned (verse 1), Jeremiah gets all this encouragement from God. When has Christ sent me hope and trust amid the bleakest circumstances? What did I learn?

Romans 11:22-36. Verse 33 KJV, if God's wisdom and ways are unsearchable, past finding out, how can I count that as riches? Verse 36, is he in charge of our relationship, or am I?

Matthew 15:21-28. When the desperate mother agrees she's but a dog, not one of Jesus' own sheep, why does he call that great faith? How can this guide my prayer life today?

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