Bible Saturday 3/9: MYOB

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 30:1-12. Verses 5 and 11, in my life right now, where is the clash of weeping and joy, mourning and dancing? What anchors my hope?

Proverbs 15:1-33. Verse 22, is there some area of my life where I am unwisely going it alone right now—for which I should bring in counsellors, companions, prayer partners?

Romans 14:1-13. Who is a brother or sister in Christ that I ought to be giving more slack today, regarding them more charitably, remembering my own shortcomings?

Matthew 16:5-12. What leaven or yeast, what spiritual fermenting agent, will I allow to work in my heart and mind today, that of Jesus or that of the Pharisees?

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