Today's Bible Reading:

Being Good Gifts

Take a moment to read James 1:16-18.

Remind yourself throughout the day of James’ revelation: every good and perfect gift comes from above.   Make sure your thanksgiving abounds for what has been provided by the Father of lights.

One practical way of expressing your appreciation?   Be a “good gift” right back to your Father.   The “firstfruits” were offered throughout Old Testament history as the first of the harvests and livestock.   In recognition of the source of the blessings, the best was given back to God.

James’ point is simple, yet profound.   Every good and perfect gift in your life has come from your Creator.   Of his own will he brought you forth by the word of truth.   Now, you have the great privilege of giving the best of yourself back to the Father.   That’s a great goal for all of us this weekend.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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