James is a book that offers wisdom for the people of the Messiah.
Wisdom: skill in navigating the complexities of real life
Do not show favoritism (2.1-9)
- Favoritism violates the royal law of King Jesus (8-9)
- Favoritism ignores the new reality of Jesus Kingdom (5-6)
Faith and actions should work together (2.22)
- Question: Can a faith that produces no deeds save us? (14)
- Answer: Why risk it? Just obey and be certain! (22).
Living with wisdom helps make our faith complete, so that we are able to face trials and the future without fear.