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God Gives Good Gifts

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1:17)

Have you ever heard someone say, "I'm so lucky?" Have you ever said it yourself? The truth is, there is no such thing as luck. Whenever something good comes your way, it's not luck; it's a gift from God.

God delights to give His children good gifts. What kind of good gifts has the Lord given you? A warm house? A spot on the basketball team? A family vacation or a trip to camp? I'm sure you can think of many good gifts that God has given you, but maybe you hadn't thought about the fact that those things came from Him.

When you are playing outside on a sunny day, it may seem to you that the sun is changing its position throughout the day, because your shadow will fall in different directions at different times. But it hasn't – the earth is what's moving, not the sun.

God, the "Father of lights," doesn't move or change, either. He's always the same. He's constant, and we can depend on Him – not on good luck – to gives us many good gifts.

All good gifts come from God.

My Response:
» Do I give God the credit for the good things in my life?

Truth In Real Life

Description of God

The King of Righteousness
Hebrews 7:2 – "To whom* also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation 'King of righteousness,' and after that also 'King of Salem,' which is, 'King of peace.'"
(*This verse is describing Melchizedek, whom most Bible scholars believe was a "Christophany," a pre-incarnation appearance of Jesus Christ on Earth.)


Question & Answer

QDoes God promise us that He will increase our love through sanctification?

AYes. 1 Thessalonians 3:12 – And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.


BIG Christian Word

Repentance - (re-pen-tuns)

Repentance is a sorrow for sin and a true desire to turn from sin and walk in obedience to Christ. Faith and repentance must come together. Repentance is an understanding that sin is wrong, realizing and accepting the teachings of the Bible regarding sin and making a personal decision to give up the sin. (Acts 2:38) Then Peter said unto them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." (Acts 3:19) "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."