Bible Saturday 3/10: Mercy Endures

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 136:1-26, The Psalmist reels off two dozen illustrations of how God's mercy endures forever (compare I Cor. 13, "Love never fails"). What are five illustrations in my life right now?

Jeremiah 38:1-28. How does the lowly prophet have more character and courage than the exalted king? From God, of course. But how did it unfold in both men's lives? How is it unfolding in mine?

Romans 14:1-13. Verses 9 and 10, every Christian church I pass this weekend, can I realize Christ died for them no less than for me, and pray for greater fellowship among us all?

Matthew 17:24 - 18:5. Verse 3, as a Christian what can I do today to be more childlike and less falsely mature, adult, or sophisticated?

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