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 1:1-6. Verse 3, if God likens me to a tree planted in him, what are my roots? My leaves? My fruit? My water source? How does any of this impact my day today?
Joshua 14:1-15. Verses 6-11, what are the “Caleb qualities” seen here that our churches need today? My role?
Acts 22:22-29. Paul claims his rights as a Roman. Overall, are the life of Christ and the acts of the Apostles more about claiming our rights or about taking up the cross? Are Christians getting this right? My role?
Mark 15:16-21. Verse 21, related question, what can I do today to be more like Simon of Cyrene?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.