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 98:1-9. To live all year, not just this past weekend, with the bursting joy that Jesus died for me and rose for me, what are some specific things I’ll need to do and keep doing?
Song of Solomon 2:1-17. Verses 4, 8, 10, 16, can it be said that Jesus’ relationship with me individually, and with my church corporately, is like a passionate love story? If so, what’s required of me?
Matthew 28:1-10. Fear is mentioned four times here. If I were to meet the risen Lord within the next hour, what would I be afraid of?
Matthew 28:11-15. What “big lie” keeps most people today from believing that Jesus is alive and wants a relationship with them? What powerful political and economic interests benefit from that lie?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.