Bible Monday 8/5: Hand of God

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 80:1-19. Verse 17, what actions and abilities for my benefit are expressed by the imagery of God’s hand? What do I need his hand to do for me today? 

Numbers 29:1-40. Under the new covenant are no days particularly sacred to God, or are all days equally sacred to him? If the latter, what’s required of me today?

II Peter 1:1-11. Verses 5 and 10 KJV, in asking me for diligence, what exactly is God calling on me to do or not do? First step? 

Mark 3:1-12. Verse 5, what hardness is in my heart toward those who are suffering, struggling, or just different from me? What is God’s antidote for that?

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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.