Bible Wednesday 5/30: Which Prince?

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 38:1-22. When have I made God (or anyone) this angry with me? What does it say of his character,  that even so he hears my prayers? Whom do I need to forgive today?

I Samuel 11:1-15. Verses 12 and 13, when have I wanted to take righteous revenge? Did I give in or restrain myself? How did the Holy Spirit (verse 6) play into Saul's restraint?

Acts 3:11-26. Verses 13-15, is the killing of Jesus only to the guilt of Peter's immediate listeners, or does my sin nature implicate me in it? If the latter, have I truly faced it and repented?

John 12:27-36. Verse 31 KJV, Satan as the prince of this world. Contrast to Peter in Acts 3:15 calling Jesus the Prince of life. Am I clear that minute by minute today I serve one or the other?

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