James 1:17

We had a great gathering on last Tuesday night and only discussed the first half of James 1.  For this Tuesday, please read James 1:16-2:13.  One of the great titles that James uses for God is the “Father of Lights” in v.17.  In using this term, James is invoking the creation narrative of Genesis 1 where God creates two lights on day 4 – one to govern the day and one to govern the night.  These lights are good (v.18) and declare God’s glory (Psalm 19:1).  But in invoking the heavenly lights, James says for all of their goodness, these lights are variable.  Both lights rise and set daily. The sun’s intensity changes based on the seasons and the moon goes through monthly phases. And of course, the clouds can block their light entirely. God, however, is constant.  There is no shadow that can block his light. God and the gifts he gives are unchangeable and invariable and thereby more perfect than the created lights of heaven.

Dinner is at 6. The menu is lasagna. Discussion about 6:45. Hope to see you here.This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5

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