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 119:97-120. Verse 13 KJV, what vain thoughts (worldly ideas, falsehoods, misconceptions) must I put off for the sake of God and his truth?
II Samuel 1:1-27. Verses 19, 25, 27, "how are the mighty fallen." In these hotly political times, often putting Christians off balance, what warning can I take from this refrain?
Acts 12:5-19. In what specific way do I need God's angel to protect me, liberate me, or guide me today? Am I bold enough to pray for exactly that?
John 24:15-31. Verse 24, false Christs with impressive signs deceiving even the faithful. Where do we see this playing out? What am I doing about it?
To receive this in your inbox every day, sign up here.
To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.