Bible Wednesday 2/13: God's Offer

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 81:1-16. Verse 10 KJV, “open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.” How can I be more truly open to God this day?

Genesis 44:1-34. Verse 33, when have I wanted to take someone’s place, to suffer in their stead? How did it turn out?

Romans 2:17-29. Verse 24, how do Christians give the faith a bad name by our shortcomings? Where is this even true of me and my church?

Matthew 12:9-14. This deformed man, whom the Jews see as a mere debating point, Jesus sees as a lost sheep. What sufferer have I been failing to really “see”?

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