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 105:1-45. Verse 15, can I believe God today for this irresistible protective decree against anyone or anything that might threaten me or my family or my church or the church at large?
II Samuel 9:1-13. To whom can I show extravagant kindness today, as David did to Jonathan's son? Who could help me in this godly act, as Ziba helped the king?
Acts 14:19-28. Verse 21, Paul fearlessly goes back to the very cities that tried to lynch him. Was he under the decree of Psalms 105:15? What enemy mob can this help me confront?
Mark 1:29-34. Mark's first illustration of why Jesus is called the Great Physician. What ailment large or small, mine or that of a loved one, shall I bring to him right now for healing?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.