Throughout the book of James, James contends that faith produces authentic deeds. In other words, if those who call themselves God’s people truly belong to Him, their lives will produce deeds or fruit.
More than any other book in the New Testament, James places the spotlight on the necessity for believers to act in accordance with our faith. How well do our actions mirror the faith that we proclaim? As leader of the Jerusalem church, James wrote as a pastor and brother in Christ to instruct and encourage his dispersed people in the face of their difficulties. As you read and study this letter, allow it to encourage you to do good, according to the faith you proclaim, by God’s grace and Spirit.