Bible Tuesday 9/3: Desert Diet

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 39:1-13. Verse 12 KJV, approaching God as a stranger and a sojourner. What has this to do with me, as someone for whom Christ died and rose. How will it change my day?

Joshua 22:1-34. Altar built east of the Jordan not for rebellion but for witness. What is my church doing to foster fellowship with all who honor the living God? My role?

Acts 25:13-27. Verses 16-21, Roman law protects rights of the accused better than Jewish law. Given that not all the beliefs we live by today come from the Bible, what’s my theology for that? What’s God up to?

Luke 4:1-13. Verse 4, if someone closely observed me for the next few days, what would he conclude about the relative importance I attach to ordinary food and to God’s word? Action point?

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