Be careful when reading the Book of James. He will step right on your toes if you don’t watch out. James gives the Christian believer highly practical advice about how to live, and it can be greatly convicting.
His message is clear. Be honest. If you are following Christ and letting Him conform you to His image, your life will increasingly reflect His character. If your life is not changing to be more like Him, something’s wrong. Don’t say one thing and do another. That’s a high calling, but God in His grace, by His Spirit, makes us more and more like we were created to be all the time.
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.