Published January 9th, 2019
Main point summary
Beware of deceiving your heart with worthless religion. True religion is caring for the needy and staying away from worldly things.
to bridle one's tongue is to discipline yourself to be careful what you say. You do not allow whatever comes to mind to come out of your mouth. To restrain
Don't wait until they acceptable to society but go when they are needy and helpless
Religion that is in Vain
Why do we want religion that is pure before God??? Previous verse in James says " they will be blessed in what they do." We don't want to be living for something that is worthless.
If anyone thinks he is religious
If you think this (that you are religious)
q and does not bridle his tongue
and fail to do this (bridle your tongue)
but deceives his heart,
But then deceives his heart
this person’s r religion is worthless.
the result is worthless religion
Religion that is pure
On the other hand, religion that is pure
and undefiled before God, the Father,
and is undefiled before God (the father)
This is pure religion (get ready)
s to visit t orphans and widows
Visiting orphans and widows
in their affliction,
in their pain and suffering
and u to keep oneself
and to stay
v unstained from the world.
Pure from the worldly ways