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 106:1-48. Verses 35 and 47 KJV, mingled among the heathen, gathered out from the heathen. For my everyday life, what’s the right balance of too much or too little interaction with the worldly-minded?
Exodus 26:1-37. Exactness of God’s tabernacle and its holy interior. Symbolically for my church, what’s the point of so much gold? Why should the beauty of material things matter to the body of Christ?
I Corinthians 7:1-9. Verses 3-5, from being married or from observing others’ marriages, what have I learned about God’s intention for human relationships and Satan’s distortion of the same?
John 7:37-8:1. Verse 50, Jesus’ night visitor in John 3, Nicodemus now advocates for him in the daylight. Whom do I know that seems halfway to faith in Christ, where God might use me to bring them along?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.