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 106:1-48. Verses 43-45, have I been in this kind of repetitive cycle with God, forgetting and remembering, over and over? What have I learned? Getting anywhere?
Ezekiel 34:1-31. Am I really content to see myself as a sheep and Jesus as my shepherd? Does this seem demeaning or confining? If so, what's the consequence for me?
I Corinthians 16:13-24. Verse 13 in KJV is "quit you like men." In NIV it's "be men of courage." Am I in agreement with Scripture that men and women are different, though equally precious to God? What's the consequence of getting this wrong?
John 10:7-21. Shepherd and sheep, further. Verse 10, what are some ways that abundant life in Jesus is different from ordinary mortal life?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.