- What a great concluding statement ! James is warning his readers who are Christians. They know that humility and dependence upon God are essential in Christian living but if they refuse to do it, they choose to sin. No excuses!
It comes back to putting your faith in action again. Do what is right
(in God's eyes/according to God's Word)! If we know the right thing/the
good deeds we ought to do but we don't do it, we sin (commit sin of
omission). Sometimes sin of omission can be trickier to pinpoint than
sin of commission (doing what we shouldn't do). We're more aware of the
things we shouldn't do because we would be ashamed of them. But how
about the things we should be doing but we don't do? Satan loves it when
Christians become complacent, inactive, divisive, self-reliant,
worldly, lazy,...pretty much ineffective and useless for the Kingdom of
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we love You and desire to obey, please,
and honor You in all we do and say. Please give us eyes to see where and
how we may be a blessing to others. Please give us Your love for those
around us. Please forgive us for times when we should have done
something but we didn't. Please empower us to do all that you call us to
do. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
The song "Give Me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath came to mind. I'd like to
share this video (with the song) my daughter made 2 years ago (a
slideshow of her short term mission trip onboard the Logos Hope).