Bible Saturday 2/16: Say What?

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 87:1-7. Our nativity and birthplace. What makes me sure I am born again? How would others know I am born again?

Genesis 47:1-31. Verse 10, Jacob blesses Pharaoh. What practical steps can I take today to pray more earnestly for our country’s political leaders, all of them?

Romans 3:21-31. Verse 27, boasting excluded for the Christian. In what way do I sometimes forget this?

Matthew 12:31-37. Verse 36, every idle word. Reviewing yesterday, what are some words I spoke that pleased Jesus? Some words that displeased him? Action point for today?

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