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 138:1-8. Verse 6, God separates the lowly and the proud? Which am I? Prayer point for today?
Leviticus 19:1-37. Twenty-two commands of God, repeatedly identifying himself as “I AM.” But isn’t’ it legalism to try to live by these, since Jesus superseded the old covenant and saved me by his blooD?
Acts 7:51-8:3 and 9:1-9. What lessons for me, applicable this very day, are found in the story of Saul who became Paul?
Matthew 16:13-19. “Who do you say Jesus is?” Suppose I’m asked this today by a family member, a convenience-store clerk, or the teen next door. How do I answer each of them?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.