A Word From The Pastor

Purity

January 8, 2017
Pastor Kaiser

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
 

               

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

   Purity, the Lord loves purity.  The Lord loves a pure heart, pure motives, and a pure life.  To be pure is to be genuine, real, true, incorrupt, and unadulterated according to Webster’s Dictionary.  God wants you to be pure; He wants you to be clean.  If ever we can get what we want for us in agreement with what God wants for us then everlasting blessings will follow.  Be sure of this, God wants us to be pure and undefiled; man’s sinful nature prefers corruption and wickedness.  However, if you would choose purity, if you should find it, ohhh you would fall in love with it because of how it pleases the Lord.  He is pure and loves pure people.
   The Christian that has pure religion and that is undefiled has a concern for widows and orphans realizing that they do not have the same help that most others have.  The Christian ought to have a burden for someone other than himself.  Before a person is saved he mostly is concerned with himself and how he is to make it through life in a way that primarily profits himself.  Salvation makes a man to be less concerned with himself and more concerned with the welfare of others. 
   The fatherless are the little children that don’t have a daddy to love them, to teach them, to correct them, to throw the ball to them, and to spend time with them.  The main reason for the overcrowded prison population in this country is a direct result of little boys being raised by their mamas with no daddy in the home.  Yes mamas can be a great influence over their children, but this is not the way that God has designed the home.  God always knows exactly what He is doing, all the time; and His way is best.  A person with pure religion will be concerned for these little ones and for the widow.  The widow is lonely; she needs visitors.  The widow is sometimes fearful; she needs assurance.  The widow is physically weak; she needs a helping hand.  The widow is vulnerable; she needs protection. 
   The Lord has a special place in his heart for those that suffer.  The widow and orphan go through struggles and very difficult times.  God says that pure religion is to visit these folks and to keep himself unspotted from the world.