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 44:1-26. Verses 3-7, what abilities and advantages may tend to lure me into excessive self-reliance, as if I didn’t need God today? Prayer point?
Judges 4:1-24. Deborah’s leadership and Jael’s bravery. Who are some women I know of that have proved themselves fearless and formidable in God’s service?
Acts 28:1-10. Verse 8, Paul’s prayer heals a desperate case. What may have been the exact terms of his prayer? Application to my needs today?
Luke 5:1-11. Verse 8, what do I know abiut myself that might make me tell Jesus “wrong person” if he came to my door today to recruit me as a disciple? Action point?
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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.