The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1 (NLT)
What is the Philippians devotional?
This devotional is designed as a companion to help you walk through the four chapters of Philippians. We hope you’ll utilize this guide as a 4-week study alongside our unified scripture reading plan: read the same chapter all the way through Monday-Friday (i.e. Read Philippians Chapter 1, each day, for the first week. Then move to Chapter 2 for the second week, etc…). Although you will be reading the entire chapter, daily questions and reflections will be centered on those verses you see in bold within this guide.
WHY AM I READING A DIFFERENT TRANSLATION EACH DAY?
To give a more well-rounded understanding, we have printed a different Bible translation of each chapter for each day of study. There are two major theories today with respect to the translation of Scripture: “formal equivalence” and “dynamic equivalence.” Formal equivalence seeks to have a literal, word-for-word, translation of the original language. Dynamic equivalence seeks to reproduce the original text of Scripture using modern language and expression to communicate the message of the Bible. Think of it as a ‘word for word’ or ‘thought for thought’ format. We have pulled translations from both sides and included them to help 1) get us a broader vision and understanding and 2) to mix it up a bit.
How to get the most out of the Philippians devotional:
Create a scheduled and intentional time for 10-15 minutes of reading this devotional. Screens and alerts off. Take a moment to:
Quiet your thoughts
SCHEDULE YOUR READING
Set aside a time and place to read this devotional and to meditate on the corresponding scriptures. Create a distraction-free environment.
PRAY BEFORE YOU READ
Ask God to reveal His truths as you read. Pray for consistency and clarity.
READ WITH A FRIEND
Read with someone that will hold you accountable for your daily reading.
Proverbs 27:17 says. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
SHARE WHAT YOU ARE LEARNING
Don’t just read it. Share how God’s word is speaking to you.