RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
BE CARING AND COMPASSIONATE AND DON'T BECOME OF THE WORLD!
27Religion 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.
1: 27 James’s instruction to care for orphans and widows tells us what our Christian conduct should look like. In the first century, orphans and widows had very little means of economic support. Unless family members were willing to care for them, they were reduced to begging, selling themselves as slaves, or starving. By caring for these powerless people and others in need, the church was putting God’s Word into practice. Claiming loyalty to God means more than worshiping in church; it involves truly serving others.
1: 27 To keep ourselves from being polluted by the world, we need to commit ourselves to Christ’s ethical and moral system, not the world’s. We are not to adapt or conform to the world’s value system, which is based on money, power, and pleasure. True faith will dissipate if such values drive us. Ask the Holy Spirit to keep your heart and mind closely connected to Jesus.
Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and be caring and compassionate and DON'T BECOME OF THE WORLD!!
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