Bible Friday 4/13: The Choice

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 17:1-15. Verse 1 KJV, feigned lips. When have I tried to pray to God on a false basis as to attitudes, blame, motives, or goals? What was the consequence? What's the antidote?

Ezekiel 13:1:1-23. Verse 10, besides peace among nations, what other kinds of false peace may try to seduce us through spiritual dishonesty or immaturity? Am I on guard?

I Corinthians 3:1-17. Verse 12, what do these varied building materials symbolize in my own daily work as a Christian? What does the fire symbolize? What have I built that will last? 

John 6:60-71. Verses 66-68, in what subtle ways, other than outright desertion, might I be tempted to withdraw my loyalty from Jesus? Today how can I lean in closer instead?

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