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 “Set Apart”. It is only 3 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
1 Peter 1:16
“since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
1 Thessalonians 4:7
“For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.”
We must be holy and live holy lives! What does that even mean? Well, simply put, it means to be set apart — in a good way.
If you’re a Christian, that means you should think differently, act differently, and live your life differently. This is what it means to be set apart or holy. But in order to be set apart for God, we need to learn to first set apart time with God.
Life gets busy. There are so many things contending for our time and attention: school, homework, sports, friends, family, and the list goes on and on. God begins to get pushed to the back of our minds, and eventually we realize that we haven’t really spent time with Him in a while.
So if that’s you, here’s what I want you to do: slow down, stop and put everything away, and set apart time for God. Get away from it all. Be silent for a moment. Go experience God in nature, read your Bible, journal, pray.
What do you need to do less of, to experience more of God in your life?
To be set apart we need to set apart time with God.
Being different or as most people might say… “weird” is what sets apart Christians from the world. We live with a purpose for the one true king and turn away from the wickedness that this world is full of. My daily time is this daily devotional. We all need to spend time with God every day. Cut the excuses and stop being lazy. Find what will have you getting into His word daily and in prayer. If you need to join me by leaving your own commentary then do so. If it takes doing it on your break at work or at lunch time at school, just make time for Him. The flesh does not want to do it nor does satan want you to. How often have you read God’s Word and prayed then proceeded to think how that sucked and was a waste of time?