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 78:1-72. Verses 19 and 41, have I been hanging onto some thought or expectation that amounts to limiting God?
Ecclesiastes 1:1-18. Verse 13 asserts life is empty, pointless, and God is to blame. What would I say to a young person who had decided this is so?
Galatians 3:27-4:7. Verse 6, how would today be different if I could keep myself constantly at a level of “Abba” intimacy with God?
Matthew 20:1-16. Even if I regard this as unworkable economics, what if I applied it in human relationships? How might it bring me and others nearer the kingdom of heaven?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.