Robert Murray McCheyne wrote the following encouraging words to Dan Edwards upon the occasion of his ordination as a missionary: “In a great measure according to the purity and perfections of the instrument will be the success! It is not great talents that God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus Christ.”
McCheyne was right. Our success in the great eternal issues of life depend upon our great likeness to Jesus. The question is, “Do we truly have His pedigree?” In today’s text, James will give us a series of tests to find that out.