Bible Saturday 10/6: Love vs. Fear

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 33:1-22. Verses 10 and 11 KJV, on the biggest challenge I’m facing right now, what does the godless counsel say? What does God’s counsel say? Which shall I go by?

Ezra 3:1-13. Verse 11, what song from God, and about him, will accompany my work today?

I John 4:7-19. Verse 18, what fears do I entertain for myself or others, or for big situations affecting us all? How does perfect love from the Father, Son, and Spirit cast these out?

Luke 6:20-26. Verse 22, what price am I paying for following Jesus? If not much, should I be risking more? First step?

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