Hello and welcome! This is the Geeks Under Grace daily devotional where we dive into the Bible everyday. We take devotionals from bible.com and read the verses, devotional, and give our own commentary. Sometimes we will have multiple writers, but most of the time it will be just me. I hope you enjoy and comment with your own commentary.
This devotional is titled “Stellar Kart – The Overflow Devo”. It is only 7 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there,
and backward, but I do not perceive him;
9 on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him;
he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him.
10 But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.
11 My foot has held fast to his steps;
I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
12 I have not departed from the commandment of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.
13 But he is unchangeable, and who can turn him back?
What he desires, that he does.
14 For he will complete what he appoints for me,
and many such things are in his mind.”
“12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.13 He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. 15 And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man, and full of days.”
“18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“Never Left Your Side” is a song that talks about God’s unfailing love, even when we can’t see the big picture. I was reading about Job and how God took everything from him, just to return to him more than he had in the first place. God ultimately rewarded Job’s faithfulness, but He allowed him to go through extreme hardship to test his character and devotion. God’s plan is perfect. He wants us to believe in Him and trust Him, even when we can’t see the end goal.
The lyrics say, “The sun’s still shining through the night, the stars still burn in the daylight, sometimes you just can’t trust your eyes. I never left your side.” I need to be reminded of this constantly. God doesn’t promise us that life will be easy. He doesn’t promise that it will be fair. He doesn’t even promise that we’ll ever understand why we go through what we go through. He does promise that He is always with us, and that is all we need.
I really dislike when people use the book of Job as a way of saying God takes away things. “My baby died, because God needed another angel in heaven.” That isn’t even close. God may pull you out of a job you have so that he can open the door to another one that is even better. At no point does God kill someone to take away or punish people. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy.