Any king worth his salt realizes that he is held to a higher standard than the common people. As Christians we are held to a higher standard, too. What’s the higher standard? In the today’s text, James refers to it as the Royal Law. What’s the Royal Law? It’s the law given to us in Leviticus 19:18: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus Himself narrowed down the commandments for His royal children to this same commandment.
So as children of the King, we should be like the King. Being like the King means we should be fulfilling the Royal Law. We’ll learn just how we do that in today’s lesson.