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 119:145-176. Verse 162, imagining if I were worth billions, how much confidence I'd have, how little worry, why am I not that way as heir to the riches of God's love and truth?
Jeremiah 49:1-39. Are God's plans for us and other nations, according as we obey or disobey him, any less specific than his plans stated here? Why does it matter? My role?
I Corinthians 2:1-11. Verse 2, how can I live my faith with this much humility, simplicity, and clarity, yet still explain "Christ crucified" in winsome terms to an unbelieving friend?
Matthew 20:17-19. Hearing this, did Judas begin to think of betraying Jesus? Did others think of escaping to safety? Am I prepared for similar persecution engulfing my church and family?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.