As more and more of us are being locked inside to hopefully slow the spread of this virus outbreak, it’s a great opportunity to spend time in Scripture and prayer. If you’re looking for a little guidance on where to start or what to read, I’ve put together a reading plan that you might find helpful.
These are passages that teach us how to seek the Lord, that lead us in repentance and devotion, and that give us some direction in uncertain times. In a time when we can’t physically meet together as the church, I believe God may be seeking to teach all of us some important lessons in each of these particular areas of our lives.
I’ve arranged these as daily readings, with five days for each topic. You might even consider sharing this with friends or family members and discussing each day’s reading together via the phone or email.
Guidance on repenting of sin and turning to the Lord:
Proverbs 28:13-14; 1 John 1:8-9; Luke 18:9-14
Isaiah 1:10-20; Psalm 86:1-7
Luke 15:1-10; Hebrews 4:14-16
Seeking the Lord in uncertain times:
Proverbs 3:5-8; Isaiah 55:6-11
Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8
Learning not to trust in your own resources or your own self-security:
Proverbs 11:28; Luke 12:13-34
Ecclesiastes 5:8-20; 9:1-12
Proverbs 30:7-9; 1 Timothy 6:6-21
The apostle Paul’s perspective on suffering:
2 Corinthians 1:3-11; 4:7-18
2 Corinthians 5:1-21
2 Corinthians 7:1-16
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
Jesus’ final instructions to his disciples before his crucifixion: