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 40:1-17. Verses 9 and 10, what are some direct yet natural ways I could tell others about what God means in my life, without coming on too strong?
Ezekiel 27:1-36. Tyre's vast affluence and influence, all swept away. Taking stock of everything I have to lose in this world, am I moved to reprioritize? First step?
I Corinthians 9:1-12. Is Paul just indignant at petty critics, or is he teaching a lesson here? Who is there in ministry work that I may have been taking for granted or insufficiently supporting?
John 7:10-24. Verse 17, C.S. Lewis said in his experience this means that obeying the Father morally leads, in time, to accepting the Son doctrinally. Have I tried to go halfway with God?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.