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.
"She is come aforehand to anoint my body for the burying." - Mark 14:8
"These are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote." - Joshua 12:1
"The multitude followed after, crying, Away with him." - Acts 21:36
Jews accused Paul of violating some of Moses' laws. But Jesus reduced all 613 of them to two.
"You know not the Scriptures, nor the power of God." - Mark 12:24
"I must be about my Father's business." - Luke 2:49
"None of these things move me, so that I might finish my course with joy." - Acts 20:24
"Shout, for the Lord hath given you the city." - Joshua 6:16
"Of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her." - Psalm 87:5
"He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." - Psalm 91:11