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.
“First thing I read every morning,” says a blog subscriber in Montana. “It sets the tone for that day’s thoughts and behavior.”
“He said to them, The sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath.” - Mark 2:27
“Put the mercy seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place.” - Exodus 26:34
“If anyone thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” - John 7:37
“Moses took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people.” - Exodus 24:7
“Pour out your heart before him.” - Psalms 62:8
“Then said Jesus to the twelve, Will you also go away?” - John 60:67
“The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness.” - Psalms 29:8
“The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” - I Corinthians 3:19
“Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.” - Hebrews 12:26
“You are God’s husbandry. You are God’s building. You are the temple of God.” - I Corinthians 3:9, 16