If we were to view the letter James wrote as a mountain range, the passage we’re going to look at this week would be Mt. Everest. It towers over the rest of the letter (and much of the New Testament) like a breathtaking, unmistakable mammoth. Everything else James says either flows to these verses or flows out of these verses. This passage is pivotal.
If you want to understand the core of what God (and James) have to say about following Jesus in real life, don’t miss this week. It will cause a lot of lightbulbs to come on in your brain (and, hopefully, in your heart).