Christians also make great claims but are often guilty of belying them with their actions. Professing to trust God and to be His people, they cling tightly to the world and its values. Possessing all the right answers, they contradict the gospel with their lives. With energetic style and crisp, well-chosen words, James confronts this conflict head-on.
It is not enough to talk the Christian faith, he says; we must live it. “Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can’t save anyone” (2:14). The proof of the reality of our faith is a changed life. Genuine faith will inevitably produce good deeds.
-Pastors Carl & Yolanda