Bible Monday 9/10: Lights On

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 44:1-26. Verse 21 KJV, what secrets of my heart are known to God? What is he doing about them? What does he want me to do about them?

Job 17:1-16. Verse 15, is my hope strong or weak, bright or dim? What is its source? Its opposition? On whose behalf, besides myself, do I entertain hopes and fears?

II Corinthians 3:4 - 4:6. Verse 4:6, what specific light from Jesus has come into my heart displacing what specific forms of darkness imposed by the fall or the enemy?

Mark 14:43-52. When has Judas-like behavior impacted me? When have I taken on the right fight the wrong way? When have I been scared out of my pants? Lessons for my life at present?

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