James 1:27 Daily Devotional
James is laying out what acceptable religion is, and it’s simple. Love the forgotten and don’t get sucked into the way of the world.
It’s easy to inflate Christianity into a long list of dos and don’ts, but really it’s simple. We’re just called to love people and keep our hearts and minds on heavenly things. Years of abuse, scandal, and misinterpretation has led to a perversion of that, which then leads to single-issue, Christian nationalism, which is dangerous. We just need to focus on two things: Love others and remember the forgotten.
Let me be your hands and feet to take care of the widow and orphan. Open up opportunities for me to actually practice this pure and faultless religion. Let me be more bothered by the human rights issues than I am by people’s opinions of those issues. I want to be the solutions, and I can only do that in your power. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.