Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. – James 1:17 ESV
James moves from tribulation and temptation to the good things of life. Every good and perfect gift comes from the one who created all, the “Father of lights”. God, our creator, who provided the light of creation continues to bring good things into our life.
It is easy for us to forget where the good things of life find their source. We may begin to see them as a result of hard work, or privileged positions. This passage of scripture reminds us that all “good and perfect gifts” come from God. He is the giver and we are the receiver. While hard work is essential and necessary in life; may we not forget who has provided the abilities and the opportunity to exercise those skills.
Lord, remind us of the good gifts and blessings in life you are providing each day. We turn those gifts back into praise to you.