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 80:1-19. Verse 5, in the past or the present, what especially has cost me tears? How did God show up? What did I learn?
I Samuel 30:1-31. Verses 6 and 22, David's troops twice turn on him. When has God seen me through conflict, betrayal, injustice, ingratitude? Present application?
Acts 11:1-18. Peter's fellow apostles lean toward exclusivity despite having seen Jesus teach and practice inclusivity. How am I prone to this? Whom can I include today?
Matthew 23:27-39. Verse 37, if this describes not just physical violence, but a self-satisfied rejection of God's warnings and invitations, how am I prone to this? Action point?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.