The book of James is intensely practical. It challenges us to live out what our faith requires. To summarize 1:25, “the one who abides by the law of liberty as an effectual doer will be blessed”. Easier said than done. James 1 provides some insight that in the power of the Holy Spirit we can hope to live out. Persevere under trial, ask for wisdom, be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger and visit orphans and widows in their distress to name just a few…Lord grant us the strength to practically apply the truths we believe.