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.
"Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?" - Exodus 2:14
"There arose a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph." - Exodus 1:8
Jesus: "Here, touch my wounds." Thomas: "My Lord and my God."
When Nixon henchman Chuck Colson came to Christ at a moment of political and personal crisis in 1973, little did I dream what it would mean for my own spiritual journey.
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word." - I Peter 2:2
Simon Peter, denier of Jesus, spoke from experience when he wrote of faith tried by fire.
"Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Lovest thou me more than these?'" - John 21:15
"Jesus said to her, 'Mary.'" - John 20:16
"O fools, and slow of heart to believe." - Luke 24:25
The day after Jesus rose from the dead is "the first day of the rest of our life" for all mankind.