“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word.”
James 1:17-18 (NLT)
If you’re going to anchor your soul to something that never changes, then you need to treat God’s Word as a gift. The Bible says, “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession” (James 1:17-18 NLT).
James says five important things about God’s Word in this passage.
“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the encouragement taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope” (Romans 15:4 NIV). Everything in the Bible was written to give you hope, even the parts you may not understand.
The one thing you may need most right now—encouragement—is in this book.
Have you been feeling discouraged? There is great hope, and it’s at your fingertips. Just open up your Bible!
PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick
Talk It Over
Do you have a hard time believing the Bible is for your benefit? What can you do to deepen your understanding of how the story of God’s Word applies to your life?
In what ways are you treating God’s Word as a gift? What priority does it have in your life?
How can you encourage someone with God’s Word today?
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.