Bible Saturday 5/26: Unpluckable

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 20:1-9. First five verses, the psalmist is praying not for himself but for someone else. Who most needs me to intercede with God for them today? How can I intensify that?

I Samuel 7:1-17. Verse 12 KJV, "hitherto" means right up to now. How can this help me trust God more today?  What Ebenezer stones, reminders of his faithfulness, surround me in daily life? 

Ephesians 6:1-9. First four verses, how have I seen this lived out (or not) in my family? What unfinished business for me with God or family members does this suggest? First step?

John 10:22-42. Verses 27-29, the Father having appointed the Son as shepherd over me, how does that change my day? Being in God's hand, can't be plucked out, how does that feel?

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