Father of Lights: James 1:17

All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change.

James 1:17 (NET)

In James 2:17, James is explaining God is good; He does not tempt people. He wrote in response to the early believers’ concerns when going through life’s trials (verse 13.)

13 Let no one say when he is tempted, β€œI am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one.

James 1:13 (AMP)

God is the Creator; of all that is good; He is the source of and the Father of light. Every good and perfect gift comes from above, from God. He is characterized; by goodness, patience, and love. God is the giver of all good things. His light shines brightly; with love, grace, compassion, and blessings.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:28 (NLT)

In God, there is no hint of darkness or deceit. In Him is no variation or change; He keeps His promises. He gives perfect gifts; “The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle.” James 1:17 (MSG)
It is the devil that tempts us, not God.

So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him make himself scarce. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life.

(James 4:7 MSG)

God, Father of Lights; greatest gift to us is Jesus, His son Our Redeemer.

Have you let God, the Father of Lights, shine in your life?

Prayer; Our good Father, Father of Lights, giver of every perfect gift, we thank You. Let Your light shine on our dark world. Teach us to follow Your way, illuminate our path, and guide us in Your truth. Our Heavenly Father, we give thanks for Your gifts of love, grace, and forgiveness. Like flowers grow and bloom in sunlight, let us grow in faith and glow with Your light. In Jesus’ holy and loving name. Amen


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7 thoughts on “Father of Lights: James 1:17

  1. God is good and all that is from Him is good- Amen to that.
    I love the MSG version of James 1:17, it says it so beautifully. Rivers of light cascading down from the Father of light – πŸ™ŒπŸ½
    Thank you Jeanne for such an uplifting reminder that God is good and to stand strong against Satan’s attempts at leading us into sin. πŸ€—πŸŒΊ

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    1. Blessings from heaven; rivers of light cascading down, perfect gifts; coming down from our Heavenly Father. We need to believe, obey, and stand strong against evil.
      I agree, Manu; I love the descriptive (MSG) version of James 1:17. Cyber hugs and blessings! πŸ’—βœ¨πŸŒΊ

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  2. I love that God never changes. His love remains the same. He is our Rock. We are safe and secure in Him. His faithfulness never ends. Thank you Jeanne, your message is uplifting πŸŒΉβ˜€οΈβœοΈ

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  3. The Father of Lights. I like that. It’s comforting to know that God is not like man. He doesn’t give as the world gives. That there is nothing deceitful in Him. This is why Jesus is our Prince of Peace. He can be trusted to be faithful even when we are faithless and He finishes what He starts. May we see the difference between good and evil and choose good. May we follow in Jesus foot prints and honor our Father of Lights. Beautiful post Jeanne. Have a lovely weekend. πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŒ³πŸ’«

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    1. Hi Tina, I agree it is comforting that God keeps His promises that He loves us with everlasting love and showers us with His perfect gifts. May we follow Jesus’ footprints, spread His love and praise, and honor our Father of Lights. It is great hearing from you! Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed week!πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΊ


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