Obedience: Delight and Demand
James delights in his calling the law the "royal law". It belongs to the King. He has the ten commandments in mind. It is also the law of liberty. Law and liberty sound contradictory. People think true freedom lies outside of constraints but none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who think they are free. Jesus shows how we break the law in our hearts. We can't let certain sins harbour in our minds. We are given the ability we did not have before to battle sin by the power of the Holy Spirit.