Bible Thursday 8/9: Scoffers

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 83:1-18. Verses 9-11, memorable battlefields of the chosen people. What are three big victories God has won in my life, that I can draw upon in today's time of need?

II Kings 5:1-27. Verse 13, when has pride or self-importance stood in my way from a blessing God offered me? What was the outcome? Present application?

II Peter 3:1-7. Scoffers mock the idea of Christ's return & judgment day. Why does it matter? Do I take this teaching seriously enough?

Mark 9:33-37. Which occupies more of my time and thought, putting myself forward or putting children in touch with Jesus?

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