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James Devotional 17

The Apostle James gives other examples of faith without works [or fulfilling evidence]. “You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.” When you say that you believe in God, it means very little because the demons do too. “But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.’ and he was called the friend of God” (Jas 2:19-23). Abraham believed that God would fulfill His promise.  “Abraham said, ‘God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And God did (Gen 22:8:15)!