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 69:1-36. Verse 18, draw nigh my soul. When God looks closely at the person I am, what does he see that pleases him? And displeases him? Prayer point?
Proverbs 28:1-28. Verses 6, 11, 27, how can I broaden my acquaintance with people of different economic and social situations from my own? Why does this matter to God?
Galatians 2:11-21. Verse 20, by what actions and attitudes can I present myself today as someone crucified with Christ?
Matthew 19:13-22. Verse 21, Jesus wants each of us to live by the hymn, “I surrender all.” What’s the hardest thing for me to surrender to him?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.