If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain (empty).
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 1:26 & 27
*Friendship with the world is the practice of fulfilling legitimate human needs outside the clear commands and boundaries of Scripture.
*From blog article entitled “Overcoming the World” in the August 2016 archives.
…let the word of Christ dwell (take up its life) in you richly…