“He who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it ... this one will be blessed in what he does.”—James 1:25
Liberty is useless unless I take up that liberty to do something—something I otherwise felt I could not or should not do.
Life wins. Death has been overcome. Yet if I remain in every way as constrained as I was before I believed in the victory, then it must be that I do not really believe in that victory at all.
Consider that “belief” is never mentioned in the verse out of James quoted above. It doesn’t need to be mentioned. Where the promise is freedom, the extent of my belief is seen in whether or not I act free.