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 34:1-22. Verse 15, to have God always watching me, always listening, is that a comfort because he cares or uncomfortable due to how I live? How can I please him today?
Jeremiah 32:1-44. Verse 27 KJV, are there some things that burden me which I honestly regard as too hard for God? Shall I dwell on one of those today, trusting him for it in prayer?
Romans 11:11-21. Paul's olive-tree metaphor, neither kind of branch having any claim to glory. Where am I vulnerable to spiritual pride, presumption, or self-congratulation? Antidote?
Matthew 15:1-20. Verse 19, how sin starts in the heart, then gets acted out. Which of these, even as a tiny seed or hint, lurks within me right now? Antidote?
To receive this in your inbox every day, sign up here.
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.