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.
“31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“Before And After” talks about God’s infinite and perfect love. He loved me before I was made and will love me long after I’m gone. He loved me when He sent his Son to die for me. He knew that I would be imperfect and need saving before I came into this world. I can’t comprehend that kind of omniscient love, but I am thankful that He is perfect so I don’t have to be.
There is power in identity. Where do we find our identity? Is it in what our friends say about us? What our enemies say? We get so high on praise from people that we puff ourselves up and believe that we are better than we really are. On the flip side, the smallest criticism from a peer can send us spiraling into depression. Finding our true identity is where we can find freedom from the roller coaster of emotions that life offers. Our true identity is found in what God thinks of us. He sent His Son to die for us! He loves us perfectly because He is perfect, not because of our actions. Of course, we should strive to be the best we can be, but whether we succeed or fail, God loves us exactly the same. He always has. He always will.
God’s love is perfect! In fact, everything about God is perfect. No one can match Him and no one’s love can match his. Which is crazy to think about when you compare the feelings you have for your significant other to God’s love for you.
Somedays I am unsure where my identity comes from. I say it is what God thinks of me, but I am only human. I fall prey to feeling insecure when receiving criticism. Even when it is constructive. I just do my best to be the man God wants me to be, because I love Him. After all, He loved me first.