Bible Friday 8/24: Snares

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 140:1-13. Verse 5, I know Satan’s obvious ways of getting at me, but what are his hidden traps or tricks I might fall into today? Prayer point?

II Kings 20:1-21. Related question. What undid Hezekiah’s kingship after God healed  him and showed a miraculous sign? Application for me?

Job 1:1-12. Verse 5, how can I become a better intercessor for my children or other loved ones?

Mark 11:27-33. What's the highest authority ruling my life? God's law, God's will, I might claim. But how consistently do I really follow that? What other authority subtly usurps Him?

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