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 36:1-12. Verses 4 and 5, God's goodness and greatness exceeds all the magnificence of earth and sky. What difference can this make for the problems or needs I face today?
Job 11:1-20. Zophar, a supposed comforter and friend, proves an accuser and a scold. Who needs genuine comfort from me today, reflecting God's love? Action point?
I Timothy 5:1-16. Care for each other & maintain good conduct. Is this Paul's cultural prejudices or God's wisdom to live by? How is it applicable among the people I go to church with?
Mark 13:24-37. Verse 31, what are some sayings of Jesus, as compelling now as when he said them, that I could jot down and keep with me all day today?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.