Every Good and Perfect Gift

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Every Good & Perfect Gift is from above & given by the heavenly Father:
1. The things that come from God are ONLY good and perfect. This is in contrast to all other gifts we receive which sometimes are good and sometimes bad but never perfect as with God’s gifts. These other gifts sometimes appear to be good but later reveal themselves to be bad.
2.  The greatest gift. The greatest gift God has given us is the salvation we have in Christ Jesus. We have been born of the Spirit of God and are His spiritual children. We have a new spiritual nature and are to live in the Spirit and not in the flesh.

In Whom is no Variableness Neither Shadow of Turning:
God says, “I am the Lord: I change not” (Malachi 3:6).   The Bible tells us that He is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). Just as He does not change, neither to the gifts that He gives.