Make no mistake, our sin is our own fault. All that God is responsible for is every good and perfect gift, including our faith itself!

BibleGateway: James 1:12-18

ESV Text: James 1:12-18

James 1:12–18 (Listen)

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.1 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Footnotes

[1] 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:13 and ends at about 2:12

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

     13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. 18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 6 (LSB 942):
Kyrie, God Father in Heaven Above

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1. Kyrie, God Father in heaven above, 
Great art Thou in grace and love; 
Of all things the Maker and Preserver. 
Eleison, eleison! 

2. Kyrie, O Christ, our King, 
Salvation for sinners Thou didst bring. 
O Lord Jesus, God’s own Son, 
Our Mediator at the heavn’ly throne, 
Hear our cry and grant our supplication. 
Eleison, eleison! 

3. Kyrie, O God the Holy Ghost, 
Guard our faith, the gift we need the most; 
Do Thou our last hour bless; 
Let us leave this sinful world with gladness. 
Eleison, eleison! Amen.