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.
“This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize on his inheritance.” - Matthew 21:38
"Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of?" - Matthew 20:22
A poor wise man saved his city from a mighty enemy. Thankless? Ecclesiastes says no one remembered him. Not quite: we do, 2500 years later.
"I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live. Yet not I, but Christ lives in me." - Galatians 1:20
"There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God." - Psalm 46:4
Annunciation! Sacred tradition hallows this day, nine months before Christmas, as the day Mary learned from Gabriel she was to conceive the Son of God.
"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night. There shall no evil befall thee." - Psalm 91:5, 10
"There are some who trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ." - Galatians 1:7
"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." - Proverbs 31:10