What do you think these words mean from James 2:13?
“judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!”
I think it sounds like Jesus in Matt 6:14-15: “14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
James doesn’t let up: those who will be finally approved by God will be people who do God’s will, who live out the law of love, and who have works.