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16 Do [planao] not [me] err [planao], my [mou] beloved [agapetos] brethren
17 Every [pas] good [agathos] gift [dosis] and [kai] every [pas] perfect [teleios] gift [dorema] is [esti] from above [anothen], and
cometh down [katabaino] from [apo] the Father [pater] of
lights [phos], with [para] whom [hos] is [eni] no [ou] variableness [parallage], neither [e] shadow [aposkiasma] of turning [trope]. KJV-Interlinear
16 Do not be deceived, my beloved
brethren. 17 Every good thing bestowed
and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. NASB
All errors of our human existence come through
deception of one sort or another.We can
be deceived by the world and we can be deceived by our own ignorance.
Deception originates due to the lack of discernment,
due to the lack of illumination, due to the lack of knowledge, and thus due to
the lack of wisdom.
All wisdom comes from God and from no other source.Man cannot gain wisdom apart from that which
is made available from God.
Whether man studies mathematics or any of the
sciences, by sticking with the facts and relationships of those studies, truth
can be discovered as they were defined within themselves by God.God created the universe and all of the
divine laws that govern everything in it.
Where man gets into trouble is when he makes
interpretations that swerve away from the facts, and then man makes wrong decisions
based on his misinterpretations.Man
came from apes.Government was designed
to solve all problems.Blondes have more
fun.Being good will get you into
heaven.The beliefs of people are many
and quite varied, and they are not all limited to theology only.
'Be not deceived,' simply means that you have access
to truth through a daily Bible study, and therefore you have no excuse for
being deceived, if indeed you are living a life in deception.
God cannot sin.God is able to not sin.God is
light, the Father of lights.In God
there is no darkness, no shadows, no uncertainty, no deception, no temptation
Back in the Old Testament, the High Priest wore an
Ephod, and around his neck hung the breastplate of judgment or of decision.When inquiry was made of the Lord, the
breastplate lit up in lights, which is plural.That lighting was called the Urim and Thummim.These terms are both plural, for several
lights lit up depending on the question and the answer supplied.
Urim means lights or fire, and Thummim means
perfection or completeness.Together
they both mean the perfect illuminator.And that is exactly what information from God really is.With Gods wisdom, there can be no mistake, no
misinterpretation, no wrong decisions.
By modifying, compromising, cancelling, changing and
doing anything to the Word of God, a person is introducing shadows, darkness,
lies into the truth of life.And that
always leads to loss or disaster.
Within our context, God is not the temptor of sin, but
the source of all good things, all perfect things.Nothing but perfection can come from God.Man, on the other hand, is his own source of
temptation, lust and sin. Man is dust and nothing more.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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