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.”
“Show me thy ways, O Lord, teach me thy paths.” - Psalms 25:4
“I am among you as he that serves.” - Luke 22:27
“This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” - Luke 22:20
“They went, and found as he had said.” - Luke 22:13
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” - Luke 21:33
“Many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ.” - Luke 21:8
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” - Psalms 11:3
“Thus saith the Lord, I have heard thy prayer.” - Isaiah 38:5
“I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God.” - Revelation 6:9
“The Lion of the tribe of Judah has prevailed. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” - Revelation 5:5, 12