English: The apostle James in the Stavelot Bib...
English: The apostle James in the Stavelot Bible. Initial to the Epistle of James. Folio 197 verso. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

James; The Activity of Faith – The theme of this letter is faith. If you do not have faith, you will receive nothing from God. Without faith, the book of Hebrews tells us, it is impossible to please God {cf, Heb 11:6 RSV}. Faith, therefore, is the channel by which all God’s blessings come to us; and, without faith, all that you do is sin. “Whatever does not proceed from faith,” says the Apostle Paul, “is sin,” {Rom 14:23 RSV}.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta