Piety or Good Works-One or the Other?
Published October 19th, 2017
What is my focus?
26 If anyone thinks he is religious q and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s r religion is worthless. 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction, and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
A faithful walk with Jesus should change the way we live. It should change the way we talk, bringing self control to what we say. It should result in concern for the hurting and vulnerable in society and practical expressions of care. It should result in the pursuit of holiness. If these actions are not a reality in a professing Christian's life, then he or she should examine themselves to see if their faith is really genuine or it should result in repentance from a true believer.