James 1:16-27 (ESV)
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;  for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.  Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.  For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.  But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.  Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
“Be doers of the word… “ Doers of the word. You can’t be doers of the Gospel. But you can be keepers or doers of the law. We need to recognize this right off. James tells us to be doers of the word, later he talks about the law of liberty. We are free. The Christian is free. The law holds no power over Him. Insofar as we keep God’s law, we do so as a manifestation of the love of Christ that is in us. We don’t do it for any other reason than love, love that has been given to us. We still do so imperfectly. But we in the love of Christ, these imperfections are overlooked, forgiven etc. they become good works when we aren’t looking. Insofar as we are doers of the word, it is Christ in us.