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.
"My sons, be not now negligent: for the Lord hath chosen you to stand before him." - II Chronicles 29:11
"When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" - Luke 18:8
"I will hear what God the Lord will speak." - Psalms 85:8
"We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do." - Luke 17:10
"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. Quench not the Spirit." - I Thessalonians 5:16, 17, 19
"If one went to them from the dead, they will repent." - Luke 16:30
"O taste and see that the Lord is good." - Psalms 34:8
"Promotion comes neither from the east nor the west, but God is the judge." - Psalms 75:6, 7
"Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me." - Luke 15:12
"What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you?" - I Thessalonians 2:19