Bible Tuesday 3/19: Accept No Substitutes

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 62:1-12. Verses 2, 5, 6, 8, God only, God always. Dealing with challenges right now, where am I hedging my bets by relying on “God and—” instead of “God only”?

Proverbs 25:1-28. Verse 11 was a favorite of Lincoln’s. Why does the right use of words matter to God? What does Jesus’ example have to teach me about this?

Galatians 1:1-10. Verse 6, another gospel. What form does this take today among the churches and in the lives of Christians? What’s my safeguard for sticking with the one true gospel and no other?

Matthew 18:15-20. Verse 20, what’s the promise here? What’s the warning? What specific need can this meet for me today?

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