Bible Sunday 5/6: Invitation

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 34:1-22. Verse 8, does my Christian life, and that of my church, invite others to taste God's goodness and be blessed, or to change their ways and obey his rules?

Ezekiel 36:1-38. Verse 26, when have I experienced this renewal from God, where he replaced my stony heart with a heart of flesh? How could others tell? Have I backslidden or stood firm?

Ephesians 1:15-23. Verses 19 and 20, where in my life do I most need resurrection power right now? if it comes, what change will be evident? Shall I ask God today for exactly that?

John 14:1-14. Verses 5 and 8, how do I resemble these slow learners, Thomas and Philip? Knowing what they didn't yet know, Jesus crucified and risen, how am I pressing my advantage?

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