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Assignment 9
James 1:26-27
A lack of self-control in our speech reveals a self-deception: our thoughts are not captivated by the gospel.
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Published January 24th, 2017
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An uncontrolled man may think he is religious, but true, godly religion consists of turning away from worldly ways of viewing people and instead helping others in affliction.
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James 1:26-27
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If anyone thinks he is religious
If anyone thinks that he has a worthy and godly religion,
q and does not bridle his tongue
but he has not exercised self-control over his speech,
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but deceives his heart,
then he has deceived his own heart,
this person’s r religion is worthless.
because his religious is in fact worth nothing.
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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
For there is a religion really is pure and worthy before God
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
that is: visiting orphans and widows in their afflictions [being with them in their destitution and showing them grace and mercy]
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and not absorbing the destructive patterns of personal relationships from the world.
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A lack of self-control in our speech reveals a self-deception: our thoughts are not captivated by the gospel. We were afflicted by sin yet God rescued us through the work of Christ. God did not exact vengeance on us, nor did he just look down on us with condescension and hatred. Then who are we to speak and to think and to act destructively toward others?
If we really have been captivated by the gospel we will show it! We will not look down on those in affliction, but seek them out in order to be with them and show them grace and mercy. And we will guard ourselves against absorbing the evil and destructive patterns of the world, instead clinging fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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A lack of self-control in our speech reveals a self-deception: our thoughts are not captivated by the gospel. We were afflicted by sin yet God rescued us through the work of Christ. God did not exact vengeance on us, nor did he just look down on us with condescension and hatred. Then who are we to speak and to think and to act destructively toward others? If we really have been captivated by the gospel we will show it! We will not look down on those in affliction, but seek them out in order to be with them and show them grace and mercy. And we will guard ourselves against absorbing the evil and destructive patterns of the world, instead clinging fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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