Today's Verse: James 1:27

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Yesterday James reminded us how important our "talk" is. Today he reminds us about our walk. True religion is not all talk. We must live and love as Christ did. Caring for widows, orphans, and others that are forgotten and overlooked while we are keeping ourselves holy to God is what "Christ living" is all about.

My Prayer...

Loving God, give me eyes to see the people that need your blessing. Please lead me to the folks in our church, our neighborhood, and our work or school that feel forgotten and overlooked. Help me to not only see them, but to include them so they can know the love that you have for them! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of James 1:27 — 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.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.