Bible Sunday 3/11: Legalism

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 66:1-20. Verse 16 KJV, in a few words, what has God done for my soul? What else would I have him do? To whom should I be declaring this, when and how?

Jeremiah 39:1-18. Jerusalem falls, the king blinded and bound, the prophet spared. Verse 2, the exact date is recorded. What was the worst day of my life? What did I learn about myself and God?

Romans 14:14-23. How is this relevant to me and the people I'm in church with today? Whom am I treating uncharitably (15) or weakening (21)? What am I doing without faith (23)? 

Matthew 18:6-9. Same stern demand. What attitudes or habits am I blandly tolerating in myself that Jesus warns me to drown or amputate? Action point?

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