Timeless truths about evil. On the heels of talking about how temptation results in death, James clarifies in the following verses that every good and perfect gift is from God. The greatest gift is the life we have because of the “word of truth.”
The Lord God gives only perfect gifts. He does not tempt us with evil or condone evil. He allows us the freedom to choose. The greatest gift you will ever receive is the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus.
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.”
James 1:16-18 NASB