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 39:1-13. Verse 1, what habits of speech have I formed that are sinful or displeasing to God? What shall I do today to begin correcting those?
Jeremiah 13:1-27. Verse 13, when God's people disobey him in America today, what form of intoxication may come over them? Am I susceptible? What's the antidote?
Romans 4:13-25. Verse 20 KJV, what staggering promise of God seems to me too good to be true? What step can I take to begin expecting this of him in faith?
Matthew 12:9-14. Verse 12, why does our culture make more of animal cruelty than millions killed in the womb or brutalized in North Korea? Verse 14, what form does the Christ-killing impulse take in our times?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.