In one of the most challenging sections of his letter, James asks how someone can say they are a true believer if their actions don’t validate it. There’s no doubt that salvation is through faith in Christ Alone, but he points to Abraham as someone who proved his faith through his works. This challenged the Jewish readers toward correct theology, and to understand that works are a manifestation of salvation, rather than the means of salvation. The victory Abraham experienced was not because of his obedience, it was because of the faithful provision of the Lord. The Lord can use us in similar, powerful ways…but first, we need to do an honest assessment of how well we are living out our faith.