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 24:1-10. Who is this King? If it's Jesus and I'm his subject, things like freedom, rights, voting, and self-determination take on a whole different cast. Am I ready for that?
Ezekiel 40:1-49. Verse 46, the Zadok priesthood, God's best, in time became the Sadducees, Jesus' enemies. What is there in the church or in me that once served faith but now obstructs it?
Acts 1:1-14. Verse 8, how can I better use the Holy Spirit power I have received? In what new ways or settings, to what new hearers, can I be a better witness for Jesus Christ?
Luke 24:36-53. How do the works of the risen Jesus, including his ascension, put me in closer relationship today with him, his Father, and their Spirit?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.