The desire of every Christian should be to please our heavenly father by our deeds, words and attitudes. James shows us ways the Christian can please God. The book of James is a manual on the Christian life.
God’s will for every Christian is that we grow spiritually. The writer of Hebrews challenges us, “… let us … go on to maturity” (6:1). God wants us to be like his son. As Christians our standard for measuring our growth is not another Christian, but the word of God.