“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”
King James Version (KJV)
db's comment on 2015-06-22 10:45:35:
This verse is so powerful, but often overlooked and rarely quoted. Scientific Research has pointed to the state of 'fatherlessness ' and its impact on the lives of many children who are categorized as 'at risk ' in our society - many of whom end up in dire circumstances as young adults. It makes one wonder if more people practicing Christianity took this definition of 'pure religion ' i.e. helping the fatherless and widows seriously what our world would be like.
Daniel A. E.'s comment on 2015-03-20 10:10:05:
Be ye Christ like, for Christ go from place to place preaching the good news and doing good
Baachan Nayak's comment on 2015-02-23 03:59:20:
i am keen interest in knowing about james
Stephen's comment on 2015-01-31 16:06:22:
James 1:27 is the fulfillment of Ephesians 2:8-10 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Junior's comment on 2014-10-11 12:32:22:
We ought to worship God in truth and spirit by being obedient to his statues and expressing his love to others.
brock's comment on 2013-08-23 15:25:18:
Unspotted means anonymous, your father in heaven knows and will reward you. Good people I have known, there good deeds bear the testimony.Why would we want others to know the good things we do, helping the needy. Jesus forbade those he did miracles for healing blind to not tell anyone. I have seen politicians go and appear to work with his family, washing dishes in a soup kitchen that was already clean. Was he unspotted? I should say not he was on CNN. To
Grace Tembo's comment on 2013-08-19 20:57:59:
Pure religion is to help those in need. The fatherless the widows but most of all stay away from the wordly pleasures.
robert's comment on 2013-03-29 21:58:53:
Where are all the comments for this verse ? Maybe one of the most important in the NT. Helping the helpless is one of Gods great desires . Want to please God ? Help the helpless when you can .
Live a holy life because without Holiness no man shall see the Lord .
When we do help others , we do get blessed by God , but if Holiness is missing so is the magnitude of the blessing .