God is infinitely holy and above us in every way, so how is it that God calls Abraham his friend?
James and Paul seem to have differing views on faith and its relationship to works. However, both agree completely and their message to us is that true faith results in a changed life.
James shows us that there are two extremes when it comes to faith: False Faith and Faithless Works. Neither of them can save.
When choosing between judgment and mercy, choose mercy because that’s how God responds to us.
We cannot keep the faith if we show partiality.