Bible Tuesday 2/19: Not Self-Made

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 100:1-6. Verse 3, what part of the person I am or the things I have done do I consider “self-made”? How does that fallacy distance me from God for the needs of today?

Genesis 50:1-26. Verse 20, when have I seen God bringing about good from the evil intentions of humans? Present application?

Romans 7:1-12. Verse 4, when Jesus invites me to be married to him, what is he offering me this very day? What is he requiring of me?

Matthew 13:1-9. In sharing Christ, what is one person from whom I saw a good “crop”? Or someone with whom the seed didn’t take at all? Who do I know that might be fertile soil right now?

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