Holy Love: The True Show of Piety
Published June 22nd, 2019
Main point summary
The truly religious person cares for others in love and holiness instead of deceiving his own heart with an out-of-control tongue.
If anyone thinks he is religious
IF someone thinks he is pious/right with God
q and does not bridle his tongue
AND doesn't control his words
but deceives his heart,
BY THAT lack of control , he deceives himself
this person’s r religion is worthless.
THEN his "religion" is not religion at all
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
Alternatively, this is what God the Father calls true, pure religion: [caring for others in love and holiness]
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
THAT IS, to care for orphans and widows [vulnerable population] in the middle of their need
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
AND to be holy/set apart /not conformed to the world.
There is a difference posed between the truly religious and falsely religious person in that the truly religious person is marked by loving action and other-worldly purity, while the person with a facade of piety is known for his many words that are out of control. Control (or lack thereof) of one's words is indicative of one's heart, generally speaking. The person with false religion deceives himself with his words, while the truly righteous person lives and acts according to God's Word.