The difference between a devotee & a novdevotee is just like the bee and the fly.. The bee is always attracted by the honey and fly goes to the open sores. So the devotee is only attracted by the good qualities in other people & does not see their faults.
A Devotee hears transcendental knowledge with complete willingness to surrender to that knowledge.
Either you are a beggar or a King, Every one has to die. Only devotee of the Lord knows where we go after death.