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.
"Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?" - I Corinthians 10:22
"The Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend." - Exodus 33:11
Jesus, having been seen alive for 40 days after his passion, "while they beheld, was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight." - Acts 1:9
"I have called Bezaleel the son of Uri, and filled him with the spirit of God in all manner of workmanship." - Exodus 31:2, 3
Why do we turn wrong again and again, requiring God over and over to turn us right?
Take great care how you use this world, Paul warned the believers, for all its fashion is about to pass away.
Meat, milk, bread, wine, honey, salt, fruit, manna, quail, and even locusts show up on God's menu for us. Amazing.
"He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." - John 8:7
"You are not your own, for you are bought with a price." - I Corinthians 7:19-20
"Make them after their pattern, which was showed thee in the mount." - Exodus 25:40