Worship without spot or blemish
Humbly care for those who no one cares for and take no portion from the world.
Published May 23rd, 2018
Main point summary
Without control over your speech religious acts are pointless, What is of value is to God is loving the afflicted.
If anyone thinks he is religious
If someone believes that they worship God/serve God
q and does not bridle his tongue
and does not have control over the words they speak
but deceives his heart,
but lives under a self made illusion. [(I think)that he is a doer of the word, even though talks when he shouldn't v19]
this person’s r religion is worthless.
Then this person's worship or service bares no fruit and is futile
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
alternately worship/service that is acceptable, because it is clean with out spot or blemish.
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
That is to use your time to encourage and love those who live in the margins of society when they are in need.
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
And to not be entangled in the ways (ie the pursuits, the vices, the pleasures) of the word.
This Language reminds me a lot of the old testament sacrifices that were to be with out spot or blemish. Something to be offered to the Lord.
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