Wednesday 9 May, 20-18

James 1:17-18

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. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

God has birthed or brought us into relationship with Him, through His word. How important is His word of truth! It literally gives us Christian existence – gives us faith, gives us life, gives us strength and understanding to believe and behold who He is!

The greatest gift God has given is His word. His word, that speaks of His faithful, and unchanging nature. His constancy, through all sorts of different seasons of human history. I, for one, am thankful He is faithful, for how else would I grow to know and trust Him if He changed so often I could not trust His nature or character. This passage calls me to reverence for, love for, and investment in His word. Quite literally, through His word, I come alive, I build faith, I get more aware of Him and His magnificence.

Lord, show me more of Your magnificence through Your word, and help me to live in light of what you show me! Amen.

Written by Ps. Rob Waugh

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