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Everything God gives is “perfect”?

James talked about the gifts that God gives (which are “from above” and come “down from the Father”), and he called them “good” and “perfect” (Jas. 1:17). The gifts of God are full and complete, lacking nothing. Eight verses later, he used the word again to talk about “the perfect law of liberty” (1:25). The gift of God’s Word to us is called “perfect”—full and complete, lacking nothing. It is all-sufficient to accomplish the work for which it has been given (cf. Isa. 55:10-11). Similarly, David had also said, “The law of the Lord is perfect” (Psa. 19:7).

God’s “Word” (1:18, 21, 22, 23) is called a “law” (1:25). The word “law” is a negative term to some, but how thankful we ought to be that God has given us His “perfect” (completely whole) “law” (rules calling for action to obey) “of liberty” (sets us free from sin, death, bondage and the devil). In turn, His “perfect law” (when we obey it), makes us “perfect” in the eyes of God (Heb. 10:14-17; 12:23)—complete, lacking nothing. Truly, everything God gives is “perfect”!