James in this text helps us understand that faith is more than believing that something is true. No! Faith is a belief that will cause one to act. The classic example that James gives is of the demons, there is no doubt in their minds that God exists but that belief does not cause them to act to align themselves with that belief. Faith as defined by scripture is both believed in our hearts and displayed in our lives by our actions! So, if someone observed how you lived your life today what would they determine that you believe? Something to think about.