Bible Tuesday 8/28: Repairs Needed

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 11:1-7. Verse 3 KJV, what foundations of the world as it should be, now seem to be crumbling or gone? What are my church, my family, and I doing to rebuild them?

II Kings 24:1-20. Verse 15, formerly captive in Egypt, the Jews are now captive in Babylon. Figuratively, isn't part of me in similar bondage, shackled to worldliness? Prayer point? 

Job 4:1-21. Verse 17, what's the warning here, the application to me and to these times? What's the misapplication? How can I dig deeper today on what justice and purity really mean, under God?

Mark 12:28-34. What's one practical step I can take today in better obeying both great commandments? Verse 34, why doesn't Jesus say the scribe is IN the kingdom?

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