Feeling religious today? The true test for a religious person is found in the book of James.
Writing to the 12 tribes, James, a servant of God and of Jesus Christ, said:
If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
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: 26, 27
How do you keep the world from polluting your thoughts? Jesus tells us, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they will follow me.” (John 10:27)
By Wendell Harris