God speaks when his Word is proclaimed. When we sit under the preaching of God’s Word, we are not merely learning new information; we are encountering the living God. We usually work through books of the Bible systematically. Every week, we expound and apply a passage of the Bible to show Christ.
James says that one of the reasons we don't love the poor is because we favour the rich. But God chooses the poor. Discriminating is incompatible with the Christian faith. It is only when God's mercy becomes real to us, that our discriminating ends, and God's mercy becomes real through us.
Grace in Action
Grace is not an excuse for sin or inactivity, but rather the very power that motivates us to action and holiness. James will show us grace in action as it relates to social conflict, spiritual conflict. In so doing, he urges us against living carelessly and selfishly. James challenges us to seek wisdom from above to live a truly good life here in the world.