“Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers and sisters. 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 gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.” (James 1:16-18 NASB)
James comes right to the point when speaking to family, “Do not be deceived.” If it’s good, it has been given. No room for boasting, good gifts come from God. Just think, His word gives birth according to His will. That’s the way it is! God’s seed is His word which does amazing things when received in good soil. This seed, coupled with faith, transforms followers of Jesus. we become His first fruit offerings to His “Father of lights.” First fruits among His creatures. I don’t know what all that means, but it has to be special. We are loved. God gets the glory!