‭‭James‬ ‭1:27‬ Devotional

‭‭James‬ ‭1:27‬ Daily Devotional cover image, blue body of water under clear blue sky

‭‭James‬ ‭1:27‬ Daily Devotional

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

James‬ ‭1:27

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.

‭‭James‬ ‭1:27‬ Devotional Applications:

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. So, we just need to focus on two things: Love others and remember the forgotten.

Prayer:

Let me be your hands and feet to take care of the widow and orphan. More than that, I ask that you would 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. And help me to be the solution because I can only do that in your power. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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