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 150:1-6. What qualities is God looking for in the music we send up to praise him? How is my church doing? How can I musically participate, not just be a spectator or consumer?
Joshua 20:1-9. Cities of refuge. In dealing with crime, even murder, how does God want us to balance justice with mercy?
Acts 24:22-27.Verse 25 KJV, Felix’s mixed feelings. What defines “convenient” for a potential convert? Verse 27, Paul’s long imprisonment. How did this at all serve God’s purpose?
Luke 3:21-22. Father, Son, and Spirit at Jesus’ baptism. For me what is the treasure, the blessing, the practicality in knowing the three-person God? How does it make today better?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.