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.
1 Peter 2:9
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
“12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. 14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
“Ones And Zeros” is the last track on this album and I wanted to leave the listener with a challenge to take the Good News to the world. We need to be a voice to those who have none and carry the message to places that otherwise might not hear it. We are all God’s masterpiece, “the beautiful incomplete.” Each individual has a place in this calling, and together we are a stronger voice to direct people to God. We don’t have to be perfect. We don’t have to be the best preacher, singer, teacher, or student, we just have to be obedient. We are the ones, the chosen people of God who are called His children and have heard His voice. We are the zeros, the imperfect vessels God has chosen to be His voice so that He and only He can be glorified. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. We can boast in our weakness, because it is in Him we find our strength.
“Ones And Zeros” confirms that this album is not only about encouragement, but it is also a challenge to daily live out your faith and tell the world about the amazing, life-changing gift of Jesus.
I feel like I am told everyday that I don’t have to be perfect. That God will forgive me. I need to be reminded everyday though. I put more pressure on myself than anyone else. I expect myself to be better than I really am. Not perfect, but better. I find that I also expect this of others as well. Which is unreasonable as well. I expect others to hold the same standards as myself and to live the lives that Christ told us to. Which, once again, is ridiculous. Not everyone is Christian. Not everyone has high standards. Everyone could not live up to those standards, even if they held them. I don’t even live up to my own standards all the time.