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 95:1-11. Verse 8, what specific forms can hardness of heart take? Where is any of this present in me? Action point?
II Samuel 7:1-29. God in effect tells David: stop trying to do for Me. Be receptive, listen, and let God do for you. When have I experienced this kind of message from the Lord?
Acts 13:42-52. Verse 45, in what way does envy divide believers and obstruct the grace of God? How does envy play on me? Action point?
Mark 1:14-20. Verse 17, if I let Jesus use me to "fish for men," what would that look like in my everyday life? What's holding me back? First step?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.