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 137:1-9. Verse 4, as life is going right now for me, am I letting circumstances rule my communion with God, or letting my communion with God rule my circumstances?
Leviticus 26:1-46. Consequences of choosing to obey or disobey God. Verse 44, when have I experienced God’s undeserved mercy? Present application?
Acts 7:1-16. Verse 9, when have I experienced family strife? How did God show up? What did I learn? Present application?
Mark 4:26-29. Progression and completion of the Kingdom unfold in God’s own way, often unknown to us. What then is my role? In this parable what is Jesus asking me to do today?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.