What Does Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes from Above Mean?
Every good and perfect gift comes from above means that everything good is a gift from the Father God in heaven. We ought to thank God for everything good in our life, for example, our health, relationship, marriage, children, and career. Often, we grumble, complain and murmur instead thanking God.
Proverbs 10:22 states that the blessings that are from God will bring wealth without adding any sorrow in it. You can easily discern if something is a blessing from God by looking for the signs. If there are bad signs, it means that it is not from God as God is good and will not harm people. Only the devil is wicked and will want to do all kinds of mischief. If it is a blessing from God, you will only see good signs.
In whatever you do, you should not rely on your own wisdom but pray and seek God’s guidance. God is always ready to help us when we turn to him in prayer. If you pray once and did not see result, you should pray again. Praying lets you experience God. God is good but that does not mean that you will be free from worries and troubles after you become a believer. Everyone on earth will face problems. Problems train us to grow and become mature in faith. If there is no problem, you will not be challenged to trust in God. If God answer your prayer and grant your request, you should thank him. We are to thank God in all circumstances as this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:28 states that God works all things for the good of his people. Jeremiah 29:11 states that God has a good plan for his children, a plan to make them prosper and not to harm them, plans that will give them a hope and future. God can put us in different circumstances to lead us to do his will. If you want to know God’s plan, you can pray and ask him to reveal to you. Every Christian has a spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit.
We are to use our spiritual gifts to serve God. Your spiritual gift is something that you are good at in serving God. For example, some people are good in teaching the Sunday School. Some people are playing music instruments and serving in the worship team. You must practice your spiritual gift until you are good at it so that you can use it to serve God for his glory.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17 KJV)
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22 KJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive. (Jeremiah 29:11-14 KJV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)
Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:5-9 KJV)
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (1 Peter 5:7 KJV)
Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength (Isaiah 26:4 KJV)
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 KJV)
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11 KJV)
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33 KJV)