Speaker: Lukus Counterman - One tendency is to forget how bad we are, another is to forget how good God is. In times of trial especially, we lose sight of the good things that God has given us. We can be deceived about what God is like. So, having reminded us of the evil desires that spring up from within (1:13-15), James now draws our attention to the good gifts that come down from above: (1:17) “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” God is the source of all blessing – every perfect gift comes from God’s gracious hand. He is powerfully, dependably, and graciously good. And it’s this that we need to keep in the forefronts of our minds, especially when facing the trials and temptations that will be a part of our lives each day.