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 53:1-6. Verse 1, what's an example in my personal experience of fools saying there is no God? What can I and my church do, besides praying, to help them and those they mislead?
Ezekiel 25:1-17. Verses 5, 7, 11, 17, God's severe punishment seems to have a teaching purpose. How can this inform my prayers for enemies of our country, our beliefs, and our Lord?
I Corinthians 7:25-40. Verse 32 KJV, carefulness. Verse 35, distraction. What cares and distractions, marital and otherwise, tend to crowd God out of my life? Remedy?
John 5:36-47. Verse 39, opening the Bible to any page, am I able to find Jesus there? Can I find him in today's three previous readings? Is there eternal life in any other approach to Bible study?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.