James was the leader of the Jerusalem church, but was not one of the original apostles. His letter shows that he is a strong, experienced leader whose purpose is to guide Jewish Christians about how to live as Christians in various countries and cultures. He accomplishes his purpose.
Barnabas uses passages from the book of James to discuss the subject of wisdom. He shows how the early church made many wise decisions under the leadership of James. One special passage is James 3:13-18
Scripture References: James 1:5-8, James 1:17-18, James 3:13-18, James 4:5-10, James 5:7-20
King Solomon laments his many foolish decisions, and shows how James uses many passages to warn against people acting foolishly. One passage about foolish actions is James 5:1-6.
James 1:6-16, James 2:1-7, James 3:14-16, James 4:1-17, James 5:1-6