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.
"I come to do thy will, O God." - Hebrews 10:9
"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them," - Matthew 7:12
"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." - Psalms 31:24
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness. Take therefore no thought for the morrow." - Matthew 6:33, 34
"After this manner therefore pray ye." - Matthew 6:9
"Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am." - Psalms 39:4
Why doesn't the Great Physician of Matthew 4:23 have more Christian patients these days? Contributor Rick Bolonchuk answers from personal experience.
"The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him." - Psalm 25:14
"The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up." - John 2:17
"I say to you, Swear not at all." - Matthew 5:34