Bible Saturday 4/14: Merchandise

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 116:1-19. Verse 12, God gives me so much. What can I give him in return? Am I giving him too little of what really matters, and too much of what doesn't matter?

Ezekiel 14:1-23. Verse 14, why were Noah, Daniel, and Job considered among the mightiest intercessors for God's favor? How can I pray less selfishly, pray more for others?

I Corinthians 3:18 - 4:5. What are some examples of God's wisdom that the world counts foolish?  Some examples of worldly wisdom that God counts foolish? Application to me?

John 2:12-25. How are Christians today tempted to treat God's sacred and holy things as merchandise, means to an end, conveniences? Application to me?

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