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 119:1-24. Verse 15 KJV, what else besides God’s truth do I tend to meditate or mentally focus on? How can I better prioritize his precepts today?
Numbers 3:1-51. Tribe of Levi bound to priestly duties. Why did this end when Jesus came? Did God ordain a life-plan for me and my family, or are we to make our own way with his help?
Acts 8:4-25. The sin of simony, attempting to monetize the gospel. How does this perversion of God’s grace ensnare Christians today? Even in my own church, even in my own heart?
Mark 5:21-43. Verse 30, summoned to one crisis, Jesus stops to deal with another. How can I become more interruptible as he was? Verse 40, what’s my response when the world laughs at my faith?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.