We know that Northview people love to be in God’s Word and often ask for direction on different devotional apps and reading plans.

While there are several good options available through various sources, we’d like to encourage you to join in our Northview Devotional Plan which will guide you to read and reflect on the passages preached in our weekend sermons!

We hope this will unite our congregation around the study of God’s Word, and help us to more readily absorb and apply the great teaching provided by our preaching pastors.

Each week we’ll be providing a suggested schedule for working through a passage slowly (15 minutes a day). You’ll need a Bible and a notebook or blank paper to record your observations.

Each day we include a reminder to pray. If you are new to the Adoration / Confession / Supplication method, here are some questions to help guide you as you pray:

  • Adoration: What can you praise God for today?
  • Confession: What thoughts / attitudes / actions might you need to confess to God today?
  • Supplication: What will you ask God for today?


Proverbs Devotional Printable PDF

THE TITLE: Read Proverbs 1:1

The first verse of Proverbs serves as a title of sorts, so here are a few things we need to consider as we begin studying this book.
  • What is a proverb? Consider verses 2-6.
  • Who is Solomon? (Read 1 Kings 2:1-4, 3:4-9 and 1 Kings 4:29-33)
  • If all scripture is useful for teaching, correcting and rebuking how might we expect God to use this particular book to train us in righteousness?
Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication

THE PURPOSE: Read Proverbs 1:2-6

The purpose of the book of proverbs is spelled out in these verses. Let’s consider these purposes and then ask God to accomplish them in our lives.
  • We become wise through instruction. How do you allow Scripture to instruct your heart and mind?
  • Wisdom leads to right living. Where do you need God to make you wise – in the way you approach life’s circumstances?
  • To be a disciple of Jesus is to be a lifelong learner. Whether you are new to the faith, or a mature believer, what has God been teaching you?
Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication

THE FOUNDATION: Read Proverbs 1:7

This verse is considered to be the core maxim of the book of Proverbs. Let’s press into it a little bit.
  • What do you think it means to fear the Lord?
    • Consider these passages and the surrounding context Job 28 and Acts 9:31.
  • Why do you think the fear of the Lord is a prerequisite for obtaining knowledge and wisdom?
Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication

PARENTAL ADVICE: Read Proverbs 1:8-19

This passage begins a section of the book (1:8-8:36) that consists of 12 teachings about wisdom in the form of poems. Let’s consider the first poem (1:8-19).
  • Wisdom is likened to the instruction and teaching of one’s Father or Mother. How are they described in verse 9?
    • What keeps children from gladly receiving instruction from their parents?
  • This poem suggests that the unwise may prosper momentarily, but ultimately their pursuit of evil will lead to their demise. How does this poem parallel Jesus’ words in Matthew 16:24-27.
Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication

LADY WISDOM: Read Proverbs 1:20-33

Wisdom is personified in this teaching as a woman and she calls the gullible to listen to her plea.
  • It is foolish to ignore and reject good advice (verse 20 – 25). Why do we so often ignore the wisdom and counsel of God and his people?
  • Rejection of the ways of wisdom leads to disaster (verse 26-31). How has your own foolishness or rejection of wisdom caused distress in your own life?
  • Verse 32 and 33 explain the different destinies of the wise and the fool. How does the gospel inform and deepen our understanding of this passage?
Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication