Sometimes we don’t necessarily like to face this fact, but are you one to ever takes things for granted? - Occasionally get lost in this journey called life and get caught up in all the happenings, both good and bad? Do you ever step back, and just take a moment to thank God for everything you have? Maybe not recently at least? Well, I know I haven’t.
James 1:17 tells us that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
In the season of October, many people flourish in this season of Fall with the leaves changing, the temperature dropping to that chilly brisk breeze, and Fall decorations of pumpkins and scarecrows flooding stores and front porches. While all of these things tend to change and stir up life a little bit, we must remember that God does not falter. He is always there, listening and protecting.
Wayne Jackson of the Christian Courier states that “One of the traits of God is that of His immutability. He is stable — unchanging in His nature (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). In illustrating this quality of the Creator, James writes: ‘. . . with whom [God] can be no variation, or shadow that is cast by turning’. Nature changes, but Jehovah does not.”
In illustrating this quality of our Heavenly Creator, our verse today reminds us that nature changes, but God does not.
Though shadows may change, as Wayne Jackson explains, the love of God is steadfast and left unchanged for everyone. We must always remember that no matter how shaky the world can get, while it turns on this axis and casts shadows, God will never falter and is always there even on our darkest days.
Go with faith through this season of change, know that God is with you as you Live Scripture Strong.
Content Credit: https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1023-james-1-17-the-shadow-cast-by-turning