Saturday, February 17, 2018

Daily Devotion: The Perfect Gift

Bible Reading: James 1:15-20

Key Verse: Verse 17 - "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."

Key Words: every perfect gift is from above

Now we know that the most perfect gift that came from above is Jesus. But all perfect (mature) gifts come from God. Everything God gives us is to help us become perfect (more spiritually mature). I’ve often said, “God doesn’t do things to us, but for us.” The point is that you should see God in everything. He should be our point of focus.

One of the reasons that we don’t recognize the goodness of God is that we confuse the means of delivery with the source. Many times we think that unless a blessing falls miraculously from heaven into our laps that it didn’t come from God. We mix up medium and source. When we listen to the radio, we can do so only because the radio is a method of delivery. There are no drums in the radio. No horns and no guitars reside inside the equipment. The radio is only a conduit—a point of contact. Even when your radio stops working, there’s music in the air. All the radio does is receive a signal that comes from another source and deliver it to you. If you lose sight of that fact, you’ll give the radio more credit than a radio ought to have. If you place too much weight on the medium, you’ll forget the source.

What to do:
✞ Remember, if it’s happening to mature us, that’s a good gift.

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