Bible Tuesday 8/27: Mockers

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 11:1-6. Verse 3 KJV, what God-honoring foundations we once relied on are now eroded or abandoned? What is my church doing about it? My role?

Joshua 15:1-63. Verses 16-20, Caleb’s provision for his daughter. By what standard has my family through the years measured worth and shown loyalty? Is God pleased? 

Acts 22:30-23:10. A near-riot when Paul affirms the resurrection. Why is science held in godlike reverence today, and the supernatural scoffed at? Am I susceptible to this? 

Mark 15:22-32. Jesus on the cross, his kingship mocked. What grief and what gratitude do I take from this today? How strong, how practical, are both those emotions in me?

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