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 32:1-11. Verse 9, what am I stubborn, headstrong, or self-willed about? What's the consequence for myself and others? What is God's remedy?
Jeremiah 17:1-27. Verses 5 and 7, it's been said self-reliance is the opposite of faith. What's one thing I can do today to be more God-reliant and less self-reliant?
Romans 6:1-14. What died in me, or should have, when I gave my life to Christ? When it stirs, how can I sharply dissociate from the old man who was crucified with him (verse 5)?
Matthew 12:31-37. To speak at all times with the awareness, "Jesus is listening," would that honestly feel more like a delight or a sentence? What first step can I resolve upon today?
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.