Bible Tuesday 1/8: Fresh Start

Studying this morning's four readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide (click to subscribe), I examined myself with these questions. Where is your self-examination leading today?

Psalms 112:1-10. Verse 7, what am I most afraid of right now? To counter that, what shall I specifically trust God for?

Genesis 8:!-22. Noah starts over. When has God given me a narrow escape or a fresh start? What did I learn?

I John 2:15-23. How am I to love God’s creation (as Noah did) and yet not love the world? What does that look like in my thoughts and actions as I go through this day?

John 2:1-12. Verse 5, some read this as the mother of our Lord enjoining perfect obedience to her Son. Am I more likely to undervalue Mary or overvalue her? Why does it matter?

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To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.