|James 1:16-18 |
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights,2 with whom there is no variableness, neither is there a shadow cast with his turning. [When the source of light turns, there is no shadow to be seen. God is light and the source of all goodness, virtue, kindness, mercy, wisdom, purity, cleanliness, gentleness, self-control, honor, peace, faith, humility, love, joy, knowledge, life, power, glory, holiness, and light.]
18 By his own will he fathered us by the word of truth, so that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
2 comes down from the father of lights. While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. John 12:36. And: For you were once in darkness, but now are you light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. Eph 5:8. And: You are all the children of light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1 Thes 5:5. And: if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7. When we start waiting silently on the Lord, we hear his voice. If we persist in hearing and obedience to what is heard, God will cause his light to shine in our hearts. We then walk in the light of God, as children of the light.