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.
Who or what sits in the high seat over my way of life?
"They were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which Stephen spoke." - Acts 6:10
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight." - Psalm 19:14
Your son will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, Gabriel tells Zacharias in Luke 1.
Don't live as the culture in Egypt or Canaan tells you, Moses warns. Live as God tells you. - Leviticus 18
"We ought to obey God rather than men." - Acts 5:29
"The angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth." - Acts 5:19
"Why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost?" - Acts 5:3
At Jesus call, Simon and Andrew left their nets. James and John left their father. What have I left?
"A great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries." - I Corinthians 16:9