Bible Friday 9/7: Eucharist

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 31:1-24. Verse 15 KJV, how can I more meekly put my time in God's hands, untroubled by the years of my life, the hours of this day, the distractions of this moment?

Job 14:1-22. What's the most discouraged, despairing, or defeated I have ever been? How did God show up? Verses 7-9, if life is stronger in a tree than in me, what's the point of being human?

II Corinthians 1:1-11. Verse 9, doesn't this answer the previous question from Job 14? Verse 11, who are ten people to whom I owe a debt of gratitude, large or small?  

Mark 14:22-26. Realizing at what cost Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper, how can I value it more highly every time I partake? How can my church?

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