Bible Sunday 2/18: His Slave

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 63:1-11. Verse 3 KJV, how can God's love be better than life itself? In what circumstance would there be a choice? How would I choose if I had to? Application for today?

Jeremiah 18:1-23. Verse 18, who has taken Jeremiah's role in our times, vilified for speaking hard truths politically or spiritually? What can I learn from his courage and the price he paid?

Romans 6:15-23. Where KJV repeatedly says "servants" here, ESV and NIV say "slaves." Unbound freedom isn't offered. Am I prepared to live as God's slave? What's the alternative?

Matthew 4:1-11. Do I take Satan as seriously as Jesus did? Do I use Scripture for defense as he did? What are the worst lies, lures, or traps Satan presents in my life right now?

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