James 1:17, 18 - The Good and Perfect Gift of Gods Word.
James 1:17, 18 (NLT) Whatever is good and
perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our
Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.
He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He
chose to give birth to us by giving us his true
If you're going to anchor your soul to
something that never changes, then you need to treat
God's Word as a gift. The Bible says, "Whatever is
good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from
God our Father, who created all the lights in
the heavens. He never changes or casts a
shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by
giving us his true word. And we, out of all
creation, became his prized possession" (James 1:17-18
James says five important things about
Gods Word in this passage.
1. God's Word is good.
Its for your benefit. If you're not
reading the Bible, you're missing all the promises,
instruction, and benefits God wants to give you.
2. God's Word is perfect.
It's a perfect gift." If it's perfect, it
means it's infallible. There's no error in it. You
can count on it. And, if its perfect, that
means it's exactly what you need.
3. God's Word is true.
It says, "his true word." Scripture will
always tell you the right thing to do. It will
never lead you in the wrong direction. It's always
correct. Its truth will set you free!
4. God's Word is unchanging.
The Bible says God never changes, and so his
Word never changes. Some of the gifts you get in
life wear out - they fade, rust, and break down.
You can't always depend on them, but you can
always depend on Gods Word.
5. God's Word is life-giving.
James says, "God chose to give life to us by
giving us his Word." You were made in God's image,
which means you have the ability to love God and
be loved by him. God created you and gave you
his Word so you can know him. This is the only
way to true life.
For everything that was written in the
past was written to teach us, so that through the
encouragement taught in the Scriptures and the
encouragement they provide we might have hope" (Romans
15:4 NIV). Everything in the Bible was written to
give you hope, even the parts you may not
The one thing you may need most right now
" encouragement - is in this book.
Have you been feeling discouraged? There
is great hope, and its at your fingertips.
Just open up your Bible! [Daily Devotional by
Rick Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
James 1:17a - Every Good and Perfect Gift
Comes From God:
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
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LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio (currently live):
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: