Bible Friday 9/6: Casting out Demons

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 35:1-28. Verses 12-14, when have I returned kind treatment to someone who ill treated me? To whom can I do that today? Why does this please God?

Judges 1:1-36. Promised Land is conquered, but mingled populations remain. By analogy, what compromises am I making with worldliness in my present life? What’s the danger?

Acts 27:1-12. Verses 10 and 11, when have I turned a deaf ear to someone’s spiritual discernment and regretted it? Whom do I know that has this gift? Application to present needs?

Luke 4:31-37. How real are the devil and his demons to me? What activities of his might I be overlooking? What gaps are there in my defenses against him?

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