Bible Wednesday 5/23: School Shootings

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 119:1-24. Verse 9 KJV, why are our young people, young men especially, so adrift morally and spiritually? What more can my church do for them? What can I do personally?

I Samuel 4:1-22. Ichabod means "inglorious" in Hebrew. What is the worst thing that ever happened to me or a loved one? How did God show up? What did I learn? Application?

Acts 2:37-47. Verse 42, four distinctive marks of any Christian church. In which of these is my church strongest? Which needs the most work at my church? What can I do personally?

John 9:24-34. Verse 34, compare back to verse 3. Jesus' enemies heap sin on the man, whereas he lifts sin off the man. Which is more my style with someone way out of my comfort zone?

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