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 149:1-7. Verse 6, if God sends me into this day armed with his very own sword, what are some of the results I can expect?
Song of Solomon 5:1-16. Am I at all ready for this much intimacy with Jesus Christ? Reasons to say yes? Reasons to say no?
John 21:1-14. Verse 7, Peter, Jesus’ denier, rushes to him. What’s the biggest risk I’ve ever taken for my faith? What did I learn?
John 21:15-25. Verses 15-17, do I have the right balance between letting Jesus feed me, and doing my part to feed his sheep? Action point?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.