19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe–and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead!
Such a great passage and so often overlooked! Of course many have heard that faith without works is dead, but focus on the first part. Do you call yourself a believer? If you are reading this then probably, but is that the goal? Not even close, believing is just the beginning. Next is the fear of the Lord, which leads to knowing how much you need Grace. What a sweet word Grace is when you understand the full implications of it! That’s my point here though, many good people stop at just believing in God.
This is such a biblical foundation and is vital to your continued growth. I have seen so many Christians (and myself have been guilty of this) that look down on “outsiders” because “well we know God and they don’t.” What a great trick of the devil this is. Christians actually bragging to be on the same level as demons. Many bad people believe in God, and many fear His wrath. I urge you to go deeper in your walk with Him (or start your walk with Him), and move beyond believing to developing a conviction. Do you seek to become more obedient to our Lord, or take comfort just knowing that He is up there? Do the latter at your own peril for we are commanded to take guided, faithful action in His name; we are not tasked with telling the “Creator of All”, that we know He exsists.