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 33:1-22. Verses 10 and 11 KJV, what is my process for distinguishing between the counsel of God and the counsel of the ungodly? What is my practice for constantly doing this?
Joel 1:1-20. Verse 13, ministers lamenting a catastrophe. Verse 14, crying out to God. Can we say the moral and spiritual condition of America is comparable to this chapter? Is the church taking it seriously?
Ezekiel 36:24-28. Verse 26, this exchange of a stony heart for a fleshy one, is it a one-time thing or ongoing? By what markers could others tell that God is doing this work in me?
John 15:18-16:4. Verse 27, how can I be a better witness for Jesus today than I was yesterday? What consequences, pleasant and unpleasant, can I anticipate?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week'