James 2:22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?
If you read verses 21-26 James cites 3 illustrations of living faith. Abraham, Rahab, and the human body and Spirit.
James 2:26 For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Abraham’s offering of Isaac demonstrated the genuineness of his faith and the reality of his justification before God.
The word Says "the righteous shall live by faith". WE BE THE RIGHTEOUS. What if, everything the believer learns he or she acted on and portrayed? What if, we really lived out the sermon? What if, we mixed faith and works together in everything we did? What if, we really believed what we see in Gods word concerning us?
Remember when you were in elementary school and you had show and tell? You had to do two things: you had to bring something in to SHOW it and then TELL about it. You couldn't just do one and not do the other. You couldn't get up in front of the class and tell him about something you didn't have in your hand for them to see. And you also couldn't just show up with something to sit it on your desk all day and not tell somebody about it!
It's the same thing with faith. We cannot just walk around claiming to be the chosen ones, claiming to be Christians and then not have demonstrated power that comes with the benefit package. A-number one is acting out the faith that we say we have or believing the Lord our God that we say we serve. WE BE THE RIGHTEOUS! We live by faith! Be blessed today and walk in your power!