Bible Saturday 6/30: Grace Suffices

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 108:1-13. Verse 6 KJV, when praying for God's help, do I position myself as his beloved in Christ, or am I apprehensive he may not find me worthy of a blessing?

II Samuel 11:1-27. David seduces Bathsheba with appetite, then with intellect he corrupts Joab and murders Uriah, Which kind of sin more often tempts me? What's my defense?

Acts 15:1-12. Verses 9-11, do I sometimes act as if grace and faith are not enough to keep me right with God? What's the consequence of that?

Mark 1:35-45. Verse 35, why is morning prayer time important? How can I get closer with God to start each day, and how can I sustain that as the hours pass?

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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.