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 35:1-28. Verse 9, in my life right now, where is joy lacking? What is God’s remedy?
Genesis 25:1-34. Verse 28, what has been my experience of family discord or dysfunction? How did God show up — or did he?
Hebrews 12:12-24. Verses 22-24, how can this exalted description possibly play out in my routine everyday life? First step?
Matthew 8:1-4. Whose tragic isolation, like that of a leper, can I touch with Christ’s love and truth today?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.