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.
"We go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed." - Matthew 20:18
"We preach Christ crucified." - I Corinthians 1:23
"Be perfectly joined together in the same mind." - I Corinthians 1:10
"Go sell what you have, and give to the poor, and come follow me." - Matthew 19:21
"I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil." - Romans 16:19
"Salute my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who were in Christ before me." - Romans 16:7
"Strive together with me in your prayers to God." - Romans 15:30
"How oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?" - Matthew 18:21
"Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest." - Psalms 94:12
"The Son of man is come to save that which was lost." - Matthew 18:11