James 1:16-17 (NKJV) 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 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.
“Do not be deceived,” meaning do not wander away, roam about, or stray from the truth. Don’t think that you can sin and not face the consequences of your sins. If you are a true child of God, then He will discipline you. And don’t think that you can continually sin, as being a habitual and perpetual sinner, and still be abiding in Christ and He in you. If you have no problems with living in sin and love living in sin, then you are not a child of God. A true child of God will one day wakeup in the pig pen of sin and realize that he is a sinner. It is that simple. For if you can be satisfied with sin, then you ought to take a close examination of your relationship with Christ, because it may have never existed. My friends, we all are tempted, but we ought to not turn that temptation into sin. If you love your sin, then death will be the end result. We all can be tempted because we have an old nature that is dark, wicked, and evil. But in God there is no darkness. For God cannot sin, not at all. God is completely holy and righteous. And He doesn’t change. Unlike us. We have our good days and we have our bad days. One day we are walking in the light with Christ, and the next day we are having a blast in the darkness of the world. My friends, God is good to us, we don’t really know how good He is. God gives us good gifts that truly satisfies. Unlike the gifts of the world that are temporary, it fades away, and it is satisfying only for a time, then we need more. My friend, we ought to be satisfied with the good gifts from God. We don’t need to turn to the world for satisfaction. God is good and every good gift is from Him. So, count your blessings: waking up to a new day, the sunshine on your face, the cloudy and rainy day, the green grass and colorful flowers, the clean water you drink, and the clean air you breathe. God is good and He gives good gifts.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.