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Kevin Bennie

Dec 12, 2023 6:20 PM

From the Father of heavenly lights - part 5 Stewardship

๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ’ฅ FULL DEVO BELOW๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘‡ James 1:16-17 "Donโ€™t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." Right before this passage James is talking about the nature of temptation, which leads him to verse 16, "don't be deceived." But then, to help bring clarity and understanding about what we can count on... every good and perfect gift comes from our Father. And we can count on this, on him, because he does not change. To quote Hebrews (13:8), "Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever." Throughout all of history, Biblical and otherwise, God has not changed and continues to give good gifts to humanity. This gives us no other option but to take a posture of gratitude. This lines up with the rest of scripture that teaches us about "rejoicing always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances..." REFLECT Make a list of all the good things in your life. PRAY Thank God for each good and perfect gift in your life.