Bible Friday 1/25: Rejoice

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?

To receive this in your inbox every day, sign up here.

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