Today’s scripture: James 2:18-23
Countless people say they believe in God, and because of that belief, they feel
they’re headed to heaven. But James makes a chilling assertion here: “… the
demons also believe, and shudder.” Satan and his minions certainly believe that
God exists, but if you’ve read Revelations, you know their fate (Rev. 19:20;
Again, as we saw yesterday, faith—true faith—demonstrates itself in more than
just lip-service. True faith shows itself through works of service, works of
Then James gives us a marvelous illustration of amazing obedience. Every time I
read about Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac, I’m humbled. He was so
willing to do anything God asked him to do, trusting that his Jehovah would
work everything out for good.
And because of his obedience, Abraham was called a “friend of God.”
Isn’t that what your heart desires? To be a friend of God?
Believe in Him, certainly. But don’t stop there. Commit your life to Him.
Submit everything to Him. Obey His every command. Seek His will. And serve Him
by doing what He asks.