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! 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. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
by: Gabriela Alonzo.
Believing is not necessarily having faith. You can believe that something is real, but if you have confidence in it and you do not demonstrate that confidence, how can you say that you have faith? The demons believe in God and shudder at His presence, but their faith is not in Him and their works certainly do not speak to a faith in God. So how do we think to distinguish ourselves from the demons, if we are not willing to put our faith to work; if we are not willing to walk in faith. Think about how you have or can put your faith to work today.