“But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” [James 2:18-19]
It is one thing to sit in worship on Sunday morning; singing, confessing, listening and the like but quite another to practice what you say you believe outside the walls of the church building. Complacent and apathetic Christians are not what God has called us to. Sitting on our butts as spectators watching a sporting event is not the Christian life. I love that phrase “even the demons believe” that God in Jesus exists. The difference is that they do not reflect God’s glory on their actions.
So the real question is this:
Are you like a demon?
It’s a harsh truth to face but it is one we need to see. Live your faith…don’t just talk about it.