You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
I wonder if there is any sentence in the entire Word of God that more emphatically demonstrates the invalidity of the Sinner's Prayer. "Even the demons believe—and shudder." What an awe-filled sentence. What is lacking that the demons believe yet are still filled the knowledge that they face an eternity in the absence of the LORD, God the Almighty?
Stay tuned, same station, same time tomorrow.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 134
Evening: Psalm 59
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