Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27 NLT
When a believer in Christ takes time to care for the rejected and forgotten they are displaying their faith in the most practical way. If our religious profession doesn't cause us to be active in serving others, we are full of religious hot air. Going to church, attending church functions, learning the religious lingo, and talking all the religious rhetoric doesn't do a single thing to help others in their practical needs. What good would it do for a doctor to earn his degree, attend continuing education classes, give lectures on medical issues, and be proud of their credentials if they don't see patients and treat them. Wouldn't that be ridiculous? What is the difference with us who profess Jesus as Savior and Lord? When we say that we have accepted Christ, go to Sunday School, attend worship service, hold "church offices", read our daily devotion, but do not put our faith into action, what good is it? "What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” James 2:14-18 NLT
Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk!!
Rev. Curtis Norris