“Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17)



God’s love towards His creation is constant and sure, ever giving, because in Him is no “variableness,” that is, no changing. “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Mal. 3:6) All of His actions are motivated by His love-nature, and though betimes He must correct and discipline, it is not that we would be consumed, but that we might profit thereby, and be brought into harmony with His life and victory.

Furthermore, there are no shadows caused by His turning inward to Himself, and thus casting a shadow upon His creation without. The very nature of His love is that of self-denial, freely giving all, intent only upon the welfare of His creation.



The Greek word used here for “turning” is “trope.” When prefixed with the Greek word “en” or IN, it gives us our word “entropy.” Entropy is a mathematical factor which is a measure of the unavailable energy in a thermodynamic system. Entropy – INTURNING, bespeaks of a selfish retaining that will not release its energy for use. No entropy means NO SELFISHNESS, it speaks of total availability, total spend-ability.



“He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things.” (Rom. 8:31-32) There is no entropy in God, He does not turn inward and selfishly retain unto Himself. Rather He “freely gives us all things.” There are no shadows in His love, or in His giving. At no time does He turn away from His creation, to centralize upon His own interests, while we are left waiting out in the cold shadows.



“He that overcometh shall INHERIT ALL THINGS; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” (Rev. 21:7)



He freely gave Himself for all,

And nothing He withheld,

His love, compassion for mankind,

Redemption’s way upheld.















NO SHADOW of TURNING [Ray Prinzing]          1

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