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One little word shall fell you
James 1:26-27
Your speech reflects your heart.
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#truereligion
Published June 19th, 2018
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Main point summary
Main point summary
James 1:26-27
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Main point summary
Thinking you know Christ is pointless if you can't control your words;Helping the needy and being radically different from the world shows Jesus is in your heart.
Main point summary
Thinking you know Christ is pointless if you can't control your words;Helping the needy and being radically different from the world shows Jesus is in your heart.
James 1:26-27
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James 1:26-27
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If anyone thinks he is religious
If you think you know Christ,
q and does not bridle his tongue
And you don't have any control over what you say,
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but deceives his heart,
But you actually lie to your heart and give yourself a false sense of security,
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this person’s r religion is worthless.
Then your thinking you know Christ doesn't matter at all.
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Religion that is pure
On the other hand, truly knowing Christ in a way that God desires,
and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
And knowing Him in a way that is pleasing to God the Father is evidenced by this:
progression
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
That is to help orphans and widows who are suffering,
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
And keeping your testimony from being characterized by the world.
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What does bridling your tongue mean and what does it have to do with being religious, i.e knowing Christ? A bridle was used to control a horse or farm animal. To bridle your tongue is to keep it in check. To keep your tongue in check is a result of a changed heart and a head that is submissive to Christ.
This is very strong language- If you don't or can't control what comes out of your mouth- then this shows there is no change in your heart and you don't know Christ!
People who truly have a relationship with God the Father evidence this by the way they treat the suffering and by the way they stand out against the world and it's satanic influence.
Simply put- shut your profane mouth! Don't claim to know Christ if you can't do this. Know Him and show Him by your service and testimony.
How does one bridle his tongue to show a changed nature? The head and heart have to be bridled- or put under the influ ence of the Spitit through the Word of God. - 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, o the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, p he will be blessed in his doing.
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Notes**
What does bridling your tongue mean and what does it have to do with being religious? A bridle was used to control a horse or farm animal. To bridle your tongue is to keep it in check. To keep your tongue in check is a result of a changed heart and a head that is submissive to Christ and influenced by the Spirit. “This persons religion is worthless “- This is very strong language- If you don't or can't control what comes out of your mouth- then this shows there is no change in your heart and you don't know Christ! Simply put- shut your profane mouth! Don't claim to know Christ if you can't do this. Know Him and show Him by your service and testimony. How does one bridle his tongue to show a changed nature? The head and heart have to be bridled- or put under the influ ence of the Spitit through the Word of God. - 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, o the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, p he will be blessed in his doing.
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