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You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. – James 2:19
Unlike Satan, we acknowledge that we are painfully unable to save ourselves. We don’t know the way, we can’t figure life out and we are tired and frustrated. We have found, through experience, that we make really bad gods. We mess everything up eventually. When we come to an end of ourselves and receive Christ as Savior, He becomes the Lord of our lives. We lay down all rights and follow Him. Lordship clearly displays to the world that we are not our own. We have been bought, washed and adopted into a family that we were once hostile towards. We have a new identity and we gladly bow the knee in faithful reverence to our Savior King. We daily take up our crosses in acknowledgement that the old self is crucified and the new self is being sanctified.
That’s the difference, the devil and his cohorts know God, and His Word, they just don’t submit to it. The believer gladly throws off the diseased-ridden self and wholly embraces the gift of new life in Christ.