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 112:1-10. Verse 5, why is the willingness to lend a characteristic of the godly individual? What opportunities to do more of this are at hand in my immediate surroundings?
I Samuel 8:1-22. One of the Bible's key political teachings. Why does our fallen condition make both the rulers and the ruled susceptible to tyranny? Is my church alert to this?
Matthew 3:13-17. How attuned am I to this triune God, the Holy Trinity? In what distinct ways could I be blessed today by the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, if open to them?
Matthew 28:16-20. The Great Commission from Jesus to me. If not going to the nations, perhaps not a mile from home, how can I act on this today? Who needs my witness?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.