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 119:97-120. Verse 105, what special need do i have today, of a lamp for my feet? Where in God’s Word, the Bible, shall I get that exact lamplight?
Ecclesiastes 2:1-26. A hearse has no luggage rack, the Preacher realizes. Who is someone of godly wisdom that I can talk with about making sure I leave a legacy that really matters?
Galatians 4:8-20. Verse 9, beggarly and slavish religion. Do I sometimes pray or posture myself that way before a God who adopted me as a son and wants me to call him Abba?
Matthew 20:17-28. Verse 20, as a parent or an influence on the next generation, am I encouraging them toward self-seeking as Mrs. Zebedee did or toward self-giving as Jesus did?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.