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 97:1-12. Verse 7, what is the closest thing I have to an idol, a rival to God, an object of unhealthy devotion and worship? What steps should I take to break this?
Ezekiel 45:1-25. Verse 9, God's requirement upon officers of civil government. What are the advantages and drawbacks compared with our system of no religious test for office?
Ephesians 4:25 - 5:7. Verse 32, what is the best experience of human forgiveness I've ever had? Is there someone I need to forgive today, or to ask their forgiveness toward me?
John 16:25-33. Verse 33, what good does it do me that Jesus has overcome the world, if the world still gives me trouble and struggle? To what present need can I apply this?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.