Biblical spirituality acts rather than talks.
Published January 1st, 2018
Main point summary
True spirituality acts with compassion and purity while religion characterized by talk is worthless.
Is my relationship to God characterized primarily by talk about him or actions that flow from my love for Jesus? If I am mostly a talker, am I self-deluded? Is my walk with God worthless? Jesus' life was characterized by hanging out with sinners rather than religious leaders. Was he then "stained" by this world? No. So, what does it mean to be unstained by the world? Consider that it means to live with an undivided heart to fear God's name. Psalm 86:11
If anyone thinks he is religious
Anyone who thinks they are spiritual
q and does not bridle his tongue
and doesn't control their speech
but deceives his heart,
deceives their own heart,
this person’s r religion is worthless.
and their spirituality is of no value.
Religion that is pure
and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
the kind that pleases God, is this;
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
one gives care for the weak and needy
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and follows Jesus instead of the spirit of this world.