Bible Monday 9/2: Never Ensnared

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 25:1-22. Verse 15 KJV, what net, trap, or snare will the enemy put in my path today? How will God protect or rescue me from this? Prayer point?

Joshua 21:1-45. Verses 43-45, fulfillment of God’s purpose for the Israelites, all enemies vanquished, all promises kept. Why isn’t it this way for me, my family, my church, my country? What’s to be done?

Acts 25:1-12. With the appeal to Caesar, Jesus’ original commission to Paul (Acts 9) takes another long stride. When have I sensed He has a bigger plan for me, in which my daily life is caught up?

Luke 3:23-38. Jesus’ male ancestry back through David and Abraham and Noah to Adam. But if his virgin birth makes all of this only “supposed” (verse 23 KJV), why does it matter to me today in 2019?

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