No sugarcoating in these verses. We are told to “Prove” ourselves. We can’t just keep saying we know the word. At some point, we must live it, and prove ourselves as doers.
James 1: 22-24 NASB20
But prove yourselves doers of the word and not just hearers who deceive themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.