Weekly Bible Reading and Devotion Guideline
Monday to Friday for bible reading and devotion each week. Saturday and Sunday for make-up or Scripture meditation.
Daily Bible Reading and Devotion Guideline
- Quiet down a while, you might say a prayer, inviting God to speak to you, to reveal Himself to you and to help you grow in your knowledge and understanding of who He is and who He calls you to be.
- Press the arrow button or the “Read chapter in full” biblegateway link to listen to or read the whole bible chapter.
- Return to this page and slowly read the devotion Scripture.
- Follow the Reflection section to think over the passage asking the Holy Spirit to show you the relationship between the passage read and your present situation, as well as appropriate response.
- On your spiritual journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions, words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind during this time.
- Follow the Prayer section to pray and meditate with the hymn.
- Finish with your own prayer and Bible reading record.
Read chapter in full: biblegateway.com/passage/?version=ESV&search=2Corinthians+002
CHAPTER 2 (ESV)
5 Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6 For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. 9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10 Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.
- The Corinthian church here has punished one of its members and Paul writes to them, encouraging them to forgive and comfort him. The point of Paul’s writing is not to focus on the punishment, but rather to encourage the congregation to care for the health of the whole community. It is important for the community to pursue forgiveness in order to prevent Satan from accomplishing his schemes against the Church.
- Do I know any believer that may need to re-enter the church community right now? If so, ask God for wisdom and love to forgive, comfort and restore this person into God’s family.
- Approach the presence of God with a humble heart, and reflect on whether I have strayed from God due to sin or stumbling. If so, confess and repent before God, seeking His forgiveness and acceptance, so that I may return to the embrace of God.
- Are there brothers or sisters around me who have stumbled and fallen? If so, pray for them, that they may find the faith and courage to confess and repent. Also, pray for the church and small groups, asking God to grant everyone greater wisdom and love, to welcome them back into the house of God.
You Raise Me Up – www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzW4m1iMsaQ
- “Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Dec 5, 2023 – 2Corinthians 002
- “Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Dec 4, 2023 – 2Corinthians 001
- “Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Dec 1, 2023 – 2Samuel 024
- “Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Nov 30, 2023 – 2Samuel 023
- “Listening to God” Bible Reading & Devotion: Nov 29, 2023 – 2Samuel 022
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)
In January 2009, PGC started the “260 Appointments with God” Bible Reading and Devotion program. From September 2017, the program has a vision to help brothers and sisters do devotion and reading through the whole Bible in four and a half years starting with the Book of Genesis. The program was renamed to “Listening to God” in January 2020. Thank the Lord the first cycle finished with Revelation on March 25, 2022. From March 28, 2022 “Listening to God” began another cycle starting with Genesis. The order of the books is alternated between the Old and New Testaments. For details, please refer to Bible Reading and Devotion Book Sequence.
All participants can track their progress of Bible reading using the PGC Bible Reading Chart. PGC participants can also track their Bible reading progress online and query through the Bible Reading Record Query page. PGC participants who do not have an account should create an account according to the instructions in the Registration page. The Bible Reading Record Query will allow tracking of personal progress after logging in. Even without logging in, you can still use the Bible Reading Record Query for fast access of the devotion information.
May brothers and sisters listen to and obey God’s Word every day, and be the Lord’s disciples.