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 wisdom deriv'd from heaven is first dispassionate, then pacific, equitable, and obsequious: full of beneficence, and all social virtue, free from partiality, and hypocrisy.
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Luke 1:6
they were both of them sincerely pious; observing all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord; with unspotted reputation.
1 Timothy 1:5
such a charge will produce that charity, which arises from purity, from a good conscience, and a sincere belief:
1 Timothy 5:4
if a widow has children or grand-children, let them above all things instruct their own family to be religious, and let them be grateful to their parents, for this is acceptable to God.

To visit

Matthew 25:34
the king shall say to those on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Galatians 5:6
for in the christian-dispensation, neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but an active benevolent faith.
Galatians 6:9
let us then not be weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we be not tired.
1 John 3:17
he that possesses the enjoyments of life, and seeing his brother in want, has no compassion for him, how can he be said to have any divine love?

To keep

James 4:4
Degenerate race, don't you know that friendship with vice is hostility against heaven. he that is a friend to the vicious world, is an enemy to God.
John 17:14
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Romans 12:2
and be not conformed to the present age: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may perceive what God requires of you is good, and acceptable, and perfect.
Galatians 1:4
that he might deliver us from the vices of this present age, according to the will of God, even our father: to
Galatians 6:14
but far be it from me that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world is as contemptible to me, as I am to the world.
Colossians 3:1
If then you are risen with Christ, seek the things, that are above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, nor let worldly things engage your affections. he that is worldly affected is a stranger to divine love.
1 John 5:4
for he that is a true christian, overcomes the world: by obtaining faith, we have gain'd a victory over the world.

General references

Matthew 5:42
give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away.