Bible Wednesday 8/14: On the Doorstep

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 109:1-31. Verses 21 and 27, what’s the difference between asking God to help me for my sake or for his own sake? Application today?

Joshua 2:1-24. Rahab, an early “righteous Gentile,” helps the Hebrew spies. When has God sent me help from an unlikely source? Application today?

Acts 18:12-28. Paul’s lieutenants: Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos. Who’s in my closest circle as we serve Jesus together? Do I value them as I should? How can we do even more for the gospel?

Mark 12:28-34. Verse 34, why does Jesus say the scribe isn’t far from the Kingdom? When I or someone close to me was on that doorstep, what was missing? Application today?

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