Wednesday, December 3, 2008

True religion


James 1: 26,27 (The Message) - Anyone who sets himself up as "religious" by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world."

"What you do speaks louder than what you say." I remember hearing that one time, and it cut me to the quick. I was trying to reach a fellow co-worker at a job with the gospel message. However, being immature, I began to "fit in" with the other guys at work. Nothing really bad - but a little "off-color" in many areas. Finally, one day when I was trying to guide the conversation to his need for Christ, he said those words. I was stunned. I was humiliated. I lost my opportunity to reach this young man. We must be careful what we do - at all times, in all ways.

Louis Nizer, an American Lawyer said, "True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess." What is your life saying?

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