Bible Saturday 10/5: On the Mountain

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 33:1-22. Verses 13 and 18, God’s eye on me. What does he see in me today that pleases him? What does he see that saddens him? Action point?

I Chronicles 10:1-14. Forsaking God, King Saul dies in battle. Am I clear that the wages of sin is death, or is that just an abstraction to me? What would Jesus, who knows me intimately (see above), say?

II Corinthians 10:12-11:4. Related again: what’s my yardstick for self-appraisal as a Christian? Am I settling too low, or stretching all out for the gospel?

Luke 9:28-36. Verses 32 and 33, Peter sleepy and confused. How does a foggy mind distract me from the glory of the Lord? Goal for today?

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