Day 15


from the This Is the New Testament reading plan

Philippians 1:12-30, Philippians 3:7-11, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Romans 8:35-39

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the New Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we’ll continue reading the Pauline Epistles.

What Is Philippians? Philippians is one of Paul’s warmest letters, written to thank the church in Philippi for a gift and to inform them of his imprisonment. This letter communicates that because of the eternal hope of the gospel, joy is possible in every circumstance. 

How Philippians Fits Into the Story: Paul’s letter to the Philippians teaches us about genuine Christian living. While nearly every theme he introduced here can also be found elsewhere in Scripture, this letter reveals how those themes impact our lives as believers. Philippians also contributes to our understanding of Christian commitment and what it means to be Christlike, even amidst suffering. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. What do you long for in this world more than Jesus? How does Jesus ultimately satisfy that desire? 
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

Post Comments (58)

58 thoughts on "Philippians"

  1. Rebekah Deckett says:


  2. Alicia Bourdon-Goure says:

    At times I long for security….in my relationships, in my job, in my finances. Then I remember Jesus is our only security. Without a personal relationship with him we have nothing! My prayer today is for more of him in my life!

  3. Briana Bennett says:

    Kabul is currently falling to the taliban. Before i opened this devotion today, i was in deep prayer.. calling out to God to be with my brothers and sisters in Christ who are in Afghanistan. Then i read read today’s devotion. Oh my merciful Father.. please be with your people in Afghanistan.. many of whom will give their lives in the days to come.

    1. Jana Knowlton says:

      This. There just aren’t words. I’m so thankful I saw your comment first. What a perspective, my earthly desire are gross compared to the desire to live and be safe. Thank you for your heart and the reminder.

    2. Krystyn Carey says:

      Still praying for them

  4. Katie Teage says:

    I feel that today’s readings are saying quite clearly GOT. YOUR. BACK. I feel so supported by God right at this moment. I pray for his support to you all.

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