Bible Sunday 9/2: Endure

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 149:1-9. How do music and singing bring me closer to God, connect me with his goodness? What can I do to gain more benefit from this?

Job 9:1-35. Job in awe of God's sovereignty. For me to stand in such abject humility before the Lord, what inner changes would I have to undergo?

I Timothy 3:1-16. What should be the terms of my prayer today for Catholic clergy and all who hold offices of trust in Christian ministry?

Mark 13:1-13. Related warning, Jesus' followers beset with external and internal strife. How does this now, or how might it, affect me personally? What preparation and protection will I need?

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