The same people who shouted to Jesus, “Hosanna!” shouted “Crucify Him!” a few days later. They knew who Jesus was, but they did not know Him.
Matthew 7:22-23, NKJV “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”
If you say you believe… but do not live out your faith, it does not mean you are saved. It means you believe there is a God. Even the devil believes there is a God.
James 2:20, NKJV “But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?”
James 2:22, NKJV “Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works, faith was made perfect?”
Your works help prove that you are saved. Judas saw Jesus do miracles; he traveled and ate with Jesus. Judas was once with Jesus but eventually left Him. If you are saved, you will come back to Him and serve Him. You want to not only say, “I believe God’s Word,” but you also obey and act upon God’s Word.
Today’s Challenge: Are you learning, believing, and acting on God’s Word today? Are you saved? If not, ask God to be the Lord and Savior of your life today!