Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father, whose creative power is unswervingly lavished upon all creationCreation, in biblical terms, is the universe as we know or perceive it. Genesis says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the book of Revelation (which speaks of end times) the author declares that God created all things and... More.
This familiar verse establishes a central beginning point for the wisdomWisdom encompasses the qualities of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. The Old Testament book of Proverbs, which sometimes invokes a Woman as the personification of Wisdom, is a collection of aphorisms and moral teachings. Along with other biblical passages, it teaches, "The fear of the... More perspective of James. Wisdom is convinced that everything that God has created and everything that God gives is good. Thus, this verse places God at the center of the letter as the source of all that constitutes the goodness of creation. Of course, a key part of this perfect gift is the gift of wisdom itself and the related gift of hearing and doing that is expressed in those practical acts of love of the neighbor.