Corruption grows by hiding in shadows. Faith grows by stepping into the light.
Faith is alive. It’s active and busy; it moves and works in the world. This is why James exhorts, “Show me your faith!”
Playing it safe for the sake of a career is like staying behind in the dark, a sure path to stumbling.
Even though we are not likely to face the kind of idolatry that plagued Josiah’s kingdom, we can still learn a lesson from his reforms.
James doesn’t mince words. He always calls money-seekers to account.