Bible Saturday 2/17: Invitation

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?

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