23 NOVEMBER 2017 – James 1:17 (NIV)

23 NOVEMBER 2017 – James 1:17 (NIV)


17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


Why is this so tempting? Why am I being tempted? I thought that when I become a Christian that I wouldn’t experience temptations. These are all good questions but one bad answer would be that God is tempting us or is causing the temptation. This is why James masterfully explains how we contribute to our own temptations. (James 1:13-15) Let’s not kid ourselves, not only is not God tempting us, rather he has given us a gift, the confidence that what we believe is true and first place among all that He loves (Ps. Dale).

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell us about God and people?
  • What stands out to you in this passage and why?
  • What action points can you take to apply this passage in your life?
  • Who can you encourage with this story/message?


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Con Loggenberg is a native South African and the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF). He holds a B.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a B.Th. (Hons) degree in Theology and an M.Th. degree in Theology. He and his Texan wife, twin boys and daughter live in Shanghai, China.