True religion consists in being Gospel entrenched (doing faith) and not in seemingly pious talk about God which seeks one's own glory.
Published September 9th, 2019; Updated September 9th, 2019
Main point summary
True religion which pleases God the Father does not consist in much pious, lofty talk about religious things and oneself but rather cinsists in caring for the poor nd in being holy (in other words: show yoour faith by your deeds don't just arrogantly talk about it)
If anyone thinks he is religious
If anyone thinks he knows something about the Lord
q and does not bridle his tongue
While he does not bridle his tongue
but deceives his heart,
But rather on the contrary to being religious, he deceives his own heart
this person’s r religion is worthless.
Then the relationship this person claims to have with God means nothing.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
But on the other hand, pure and undefiled religion which pleases God the Father is this:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
Taking time out to care for the poorest of your community (namely orphans and widows)
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
And also to be set apart frrom the defilements of this lustful and sensual world.
True religion which pleases God the Father does not consist in much pious, lofty talk about religious things and oneself but rather cinsists in caring for the poor nd in being holy (in other words: show yoour faith by your deeds don't just arrogantly talk about it) Speaking of religious matters and trying to impress people with words is no sure sign of true saving faith. In fact pretending to know so much about God and babbling on about it may lead to serious self deception when trust in the Gospel but your own works is the centre of your life. James sayssays that if you want to display genuine saving faith then do it by caringcaring for the poor and remairemaining set apart from this perverse world. This is pleasing to the Father.