Message of the Day: God is the Source of All Good
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17, NKJV)
Testings are not the result of arbitrary fate, but the faithful workings of a loving Father. Rather than sending testing to break people (1:12-16), God sends good gifts. He is the source of all good. Everything that is good on the earth we are to trace to him. The light from the sun, moon and the stars varies from hour to hour, but God who created them never changes.
In God there is variableness, not even the appearance of turning. He is always the same, at all seasons of the year, and in all ages; there is no change in his character, his purpose and plans. The sun, the source of light, rises and sets with continual variety. But God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, is eternally the same, dispensing his good and perfect gifts to all his creatures.
We may hide ourselves from God’s light by the works of darkness, but his good will to us is permanent; he will not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may come to him and live; and no man walks in misery but he who will not come to God that he may have life.
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