Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield.
The Lord gives grace and glory;
He does not withhold the good
from those who live with integrity.
Also, the Lord will provide what is good,
and our land will yield its crops.
They took some of the fruit from the land in their hands, carried it down to us, and brought us back a report: ‘The land the Lord our God is giving us is good.’
When You give it to them,
they gather it;
when You open Your hand,
they are satisfied with good things.
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
“‘Son,’ Abraham said, ‘remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.
Young lions lack food and go hungry,
but those who seek the Lord
will not lack any good thing.
He satisfies you with goodness;
your youth is renewed like the eagle.
For He has satisfied the thirsty
and filled the hungry with good things.
But it was He who filled their houses with good things.
The counsel of the wicked is far from me!
The servant took 10 of his master’s camels and departed with all kinds of his master’s goods in hand. Then he set out for Nahor’s town Aram-naharaim.
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”