Bible Sunday 4/22: Members

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 103:1-22. Verse 13 KJV, in what specific way do I need God's pity? How have I experienced his pity? What have I given him in return?

Ezekiel 22:1-31. Verse 30 KJV, what does it mean to stand in the gap for God in these wicked times? What more could I be doing in this regard? First step?

I Corinthians 12:12-31. How does my church measure up to this ideal of interdependence and mutual honoring among all members, as if parts of a human body? Action point?

John 5:1-15. Verses 6 and 7, what kinds of excuses do I make to Jesus? When he asks if I want to be made whole, do I evade the question? How can I do better today?

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