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 106:1-48. Verse 24, what blessings and mercies of God have I been taking for granted? What’s the consequence of my ingratitude? Action point?
I Chronicles 12:1-40. Verse 32, understanding the times to know what Israel should do. Where have I neglected this? Action point?
II Corinthians 11:22-33. Paul’s claims to status and resume of hardships. How seriously do I take my claims to status? What risks or sacrifices have I undergone for Jesus? Were they worth it?
Luke 9:51-56. Revenge for rejection? Jesus says no. What comparable situation do I face, or does my church face, in the here and now? Action point?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.