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 137:1-9. Verse 4, lately have I been letting circumstances shape my view of God, or letting God shape my view of circumstances?
Proverbs 8:1-36. If a young person at church asked me what wisdom is, and how to acquire it, what would I say? What’s the biggest lesson I ever learned the hard way? Who is the wisest person I know?
Romans 11:11-24. Verse 22 KJV, related question, when have I experienced the severity of God? Was there a blessing in it?
Matthew 14:34—15:11. Verse 36, living in a time when the human Jesus isn’t present with us, what would it mean now to touch the edge of his robe? Can I do that today? What need shall I bring him?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.