February 23, 2015

Good and Perfect Gift

Been learning to read and write Chinese through the Holy bible lately. This is the verse used by the pastor during our chinese bbq dinner. 

We talked about how God gives good gifts to humans. But it seems that some people will just try to take away the joy that's associated with celebrating God's goodness. Personal thoughts: If being with God means humans are robbed the essence of joy and peace, what's there in following God? God is the author of peace (平安)。

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17 NIV)

各样美善的恩赐和各样全备的赏赐都是从上头来的,从众光之父那里降下来的;在他并没有改变,也没有转动的影儿。 (雅各书 1:17 CUNPSS-上帝)

美善 beautiful and good
恩赐 favor
全备 perfection
赏赐 reward
众光 multitude of lights
降下 descend, come down
影儿 shadow