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 90:1-17. Verses 4, 10, 12, what aspects of age, time passing, or time pressure do I need to entrust more fully to God so they don't weigh on me or cause stress?
II Samuel 4:1-12. David again condemns murder meant for his benefit. When have I been tempted in large or small ways to think the end justifies the means? Why doesn't it?
Acts 13:13-28. Paul relates salvation history, 1200 years from Moses to Jesus in a dozen verses. What's the practical value of this to help get me through my day?
Matthew 25:14-30. Verses 15-17, do I live in the expectancy of God enabling me to double what I have, or in the fear of losing everything if I take risks? Verse 24, do I view God as hard?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.