Who would ever thought that a cylindrical object weighing tons could fly through the air at hundreds of miles an hour would be possible? Even commonplace? Who would have thought that one could build a ship out of metal and it would float? Who would have thought that someone could build a bridge over huge spans and drive a train over it?
Someone did and believed it possible. But these people did not just leave their dream in a dream. They believed in their ideas so much that they made them possible. Some believed their ideas possible, but only in word. The naysayers refused to believe.
Some people say they believe in Jesus, but that’s as far as it goes. The devil believes in Jesus. He knows there is one God. But He refuses to trust in Jesus. The demons also believe and obey Him. They interesting thing is that they know Jesus is real, yet some people refuse to believe. They are the naysayers.
This verse implies that believing in God is not enough. What is missing? What is different? Do you believe? Is that enough? Is believing that Jesus walked on the earth enough? Is believing the Bible is true enough? Do you know what is missing? Why not?
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19.
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