October 24th – James 1:27

James 1:27

We all know that actions speak louder than words. As Christians, hearing and knowing God’s Word is vital. But even more important is putting that Word into action. Because if as believers we aren’t actively out demonstrating the Lord’s goodness through loving acts, charity, and edifying speech, than we become ineffective witnesses for the Lord. The world in which live is stained with the pollution of sin and suffering. And we, as followers of Jesus, need to remain unblemished by the inequity of the fallen. To have a “pure religion”, which casts aside the evil of this earth and its selfish desires. One which focuses on caring for its most helpless and needy. And when we do, we both become a blessing and receive a blessing. For as Jesus taught, “When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous” (Luke 14:13-14)