John's Daily Scripture Search
I was raised on making time for Bible study every morning, mindful of Jesus' call to "Search the scriptures" (John 6:39). It has become as much a part of starting my day as breakfast, bathing, or breathing. (I mainly use the King James Version.)
Donna and I rely on a periodical called the St. James Daily Devotional Guide. With four readings each day, drawn from the historic lectionary of mere Christianity, it covers the entire Bible every two years. There are background notes by editor Patrick Reardon, along with suggested prayers.
So this daily blog isn't about my interpretations. It just offers a self-examining question that has occurred to me from each of the four readings. "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith," says St. Paul (II Cor. 13:5). That's the idea here.
I hope you'll join for updates on my postings.
"Examine me, O Lord." - Psalm 26:2
"From you, little Bethlehem, shall He come forth that is to be ruler in Israel." - Micah 5:2
There is no worse malnutrition than to starve ourselves of the honey-sweet Bible.
I pledge allegiance to... who, what, how, and why?
"I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness." - Psalm 17:15
How it must grieve the Lord when we doze at our sentry post.
"We have found the Messiah." - Andrew to Peter, John 1:41
How would I use this day if it were my last?
"Behold, Satan hath desired to have you." - Jesus to Peter, Luke 22:31
At the very meal where Jesus' selfless teaching, example, and sacrifice are nearing their climax, his eleven closest friends break into a selfish quarrel. Incredible.