James 2:19, NKJV: You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!

At a Christian university, a Philosophy professor asked his class how many of them believed in God. All hands went up immediately. He then asked, “Which God?” Puzzled faces filled the room. The simple point he was making is that to say one believes in God, can be an ambiguous statement outside of the proper context--just as it has become to call oneself a Christian. Christian can mean different things to different people. James writes, “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” Believing in God goes much deeper than believing that He exists. It goes to the point of trusting Him with your eternal life, as well as your day to day. It goes to the point of placing trust in the work accomplished through the Son; that what He did was sufficient to cleanse of from sin, and reconcile us with the Father. And it goes deeper still, to the point that we say, “I believe in You God; in what You do, stand for, and how you work.” It goes to the point where we trust Him as a child--even when things don’t make sense--and especially when they do.