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.
What is America's biggest idol? How are we being remade in its image?
"How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?" - Psalm 137:4
"The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal." - Matthew 13:33
"Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." - Proverbs 4:23
"My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning." - Psalm 130:6
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? We are more than conquerors through Him." - Romans 8: 35, 37
"Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely." - Proverbs 1:33
There was a man who said, "I am the truth, the life, the way." Shall I stop and hear?
"Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of our God." - Psalm 33:8
"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things." - Matthew 12:35