Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.
Thurs 11th June – James 1:16-18
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Thurs 11th June – Read James 1:16-18
V16: This warning against being deceived in the context here is probably by the tempter’s wiles. Perhaps it goes back to James 1:13 – being tempted to think God is tempting us and thinking hard thoughts of Him:
V17: God is the source and giver of all that is good, and He never changes. ” No shadow” reminds us that we may be as variable as shadows cast by the sun, but He will never show such inconsistency. Do we recognise and are we truly thankful for all God’s good gifts to us? He is the “Father of lights” – the source of all true light, even physically ( Genesis 1:3 ) but how much more spiritually. So, Jesus said ” I am the light of the world” ( John 8:12 ) – He alone is light to us, and in us.
V18: God’s Word of truth ( John 17:17 ) is the source of our new life in Christ; as we receive it by faith, through God’s sovereign will and grace we are saved and made children of God ( Romans 8:14-15.) That first generation of believers were ” the firstfruits”, the beginning of a great harvest that will only be fully seen in eternity.