Those who knew James called him “old camel’s knees” because of the callouses on his knees from spending so much time in prayer. Perhaps it was his prayer life that gave him the wisdom to present the power of faith in everyday life in his letter to the twelve tribes scattered abroad. Some have called James “the Proverbs of the New Testament.”
James desired that his readers understand that genuine faith will carry them through all of life and through any trial. In his letter, he declares the truth that genuine faith leads to action.