James 1:22-27

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 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.

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One response to “James 1:22-27

  1. When we consider ourselves “religious” and revel in our our perceived good works, God sees our efforts as worthless. What He values is for us to love others and to serve them.

    God gave us His perfect word, the source of liberty, so that we can look into it, be changed, and be more like Jesus. If we don’t concentrate in the word, we walk away from it and are not changed.

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