Good always overshadows and overcomes evil…
Since God is the author of all things good, it goes without saying that there must be an author of all things evil. Every “good gift” and “perfect gift” comes from above. These (good and perfect gifts) are spiritual gifts, graces and favours specifically for God’s children.
“Every good gift”
There are common gifts, given to all mankind, without this, the earth would function (Lam. 3:22-23). However, there are special gifts, set aside for God’s elect. These are good gifts; spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). These gifts are “good” and “perfect,” as opposed to the gifts of satan (2Cor. 4:4, Eph. 2:2).
“Every perfect gift”
Some writers distinguish between “good gifts” and “perfect gifts” with the thought that “good gifts,” speak of earthly blessings, while “perfect gifts,” imply heavenly or spiritual blessings. Indeed, they are both mercies which come from Heaven. The word “perfect” speaks of perfection. Christ gradually works in…
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