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Don't Be Fooled
James 1:26-27
Pardon me, is that your faith showing?
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Published August 30th, 2017
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It's so easy to fool ourselves about some things. Occasionally those deceptions come from a lack of information and sometimes from too much wrong information. But when it comes to how we exercise our faith, God has been clear. He expects our love for others and our devotion to Him to be a consistent testimony of the faith He values.
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Don't allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that your actions do not matter. God expects actions consistent with our faith.
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James 1:26-27
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If anyone thinks himself to be religious,
IF any person (churchgoer or not) considers himself to be right with God
and yet does not 1 a bridle his tongue
YET they also demonstrate no control over what they say
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but deceives his own heart,
(a consideration that just ends up fooling themselves)
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this man’s religion is worthless.
THEN the religion they claim is a worthless one.
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Pure and undefiled religion a in the sight of our God and Father is this:
However , God regards as valuable a religion
to b visit c orphans and widows in their distress,
that compassionately acts to care for those in distress
and to keep oneself unstained 1 by d the world.
and actively pursues a holy lifestyle.
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