Scripture Of The Day:  James 1:17 (KJV)

“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 (KJV)

Good And Perfect Gifts

Good Evening Everyone,

I am sorry about the lateness of the Christlike Ministries NWA Daily Devotional for Monday February 2, 2015, but I’m using an old, outdated version of Windows on an old, outdated computer.  So, some times things don’t sync right, and work the way they’re supposed to.  But, for now I guess I’m just going to have to do with what I got, and believe God to provide what I need to make things better.

In the meantime, let’s look at our Scripture of the Day, and then we’ll get into the message.

“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 (KJV)

We have been talking for a few days now about God being good not because He does good…but because He IS good.  Today we read another verse here in James talking about “good and perfect gifts”, and of course the only reason good and perfect gifts come from above from God is because God is Good and Perfect.  Everything that comes from God is good and perfect because HE is Good and Perfect.

That means that there is no such thing as anything evil, destructive, or imperfect that comes from above because God isn’t any of those things…and there isn’t any of those things in God.  I said before that there isn’t even the slightest speck of evil in God.  God is the only One that is absolutely perfect, without spot, without blemish, and without any imperfections at all.

So, here’s the simple test that will tell you where the things you are getting in your life are coming from, and before you shout me down I am not saying that God doesn’t allow us to go through things.  What I am saying is that God is incapable of giving us anything that is bad, evil, or will be destructive to us…we all know who comes to steal, kill, and destroy.

Friends, the Bible says that even God’s thoughts towards us are GOOD, and to PROSPER us.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (ASV)

So, as we close this message let’s remember that there is no shadow of turning in God, and that all gifts that come from Him are good and perfect.

Let’s Pray:

Father we thank You that You are Good and Perfect, and because of that everything that comes from above to us is good and perfect also. Thank You for being the giver of good gifts that are always perfect and right on time. We declare once again that You are good all the time because all the time You are Good. In Jesus name. Amen

In Closing:

It’s easier to write devotional messages when they continue to confirm what we’ve already talked about when it comes to the goodness of God.  He is the Giver of good and perfect gifts.  There isn’t one gift I’ve received from God that isn’t good, and that didn’t come at the perfect moment.

How about you?

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

Blessings & Grace;

Pastor B

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