How do I make things right with God? That’s a common question that we can ask when we’ve sinned. In this passage, James paints a bleak picture of the destructive sins and covetousness which can plague a church, but he ends on a hopeful note of pointing us to principles of turning to God and away from sin. Ultimately it is through the death of Jesus – and that alone – that we are made right with God. This passage points us to the practical aspects of living for Jesus.