Bible Sunday 4/29: Holy Hill

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 24:1-10. Verses 3-5, does this dilute faith with works? From what standard in verse 4 would I excuse myself? Trying to approach God from a lower standard, can I claim to love him?

Ezekiel 29:1-21. God disposes of Egypt, Israel, Tyre, and Babylon as if on a chessboard. How shall I pray today for his disposition of Korea, Iran, Russia, China, Syria, Mexico?

I Corinthians 11:2-16. Does my church uphold a biblically faithful theology of the sexes (not genders)? Am I clear that the "battle of the sexes" is not God's doing but Satan's (Genesis 3:16)?

John 7:40-44. What difference does it make in my relationship with God today, that one of Jesus Messiah's titles is "Son of David"?

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