Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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.

General references

Bible References

Pure

James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without favoritism and hypocrisy.
Psalm 119:1
א AlefHow happy are those whose way is blameless,
who live according to the Lord’s instruction!
Matthew 5:8
The pure in heart are blessed,
for they will see God.
Luke 1:6
Both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord.
1 Timothy 1:5
Now the goal of our instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must learn to practice godliness toward their own family first and to repay their parents, for this pleases God.

To visit

Job 29:12
For I rescued the poor man who cried out for help,
and the fatherless child who had no one to support him.
Job 31:15
Did not the One who made me in the womb also make them?
Did not the same God form us both in the womb?
Psalm 68:5
God in His holy dwelling is
a father of the fatherless
and a champion of widows.
Isaiah 1:16
“Wash yourselves. Cleanse yourselves.
Remove your evil deeds from My sight.
Stop doing evil.
Isaiah 58:6
Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
Matthew 25:34
Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.
Galatians 6:9
So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.
1 John 3:17
If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?

To keep

James 4:4
Adulteresses! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.
John 17:14
I have given them Your word.
The world hated them
because they are not of the world,
as I am not of the world.
Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
Galatians 6:14
But as for me, I will never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world has been crucified to me through the cross, and I to the world.
Colossians 3:1
So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
1 John 5:4
because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.

General references

Exodus 22:22
“You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

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