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
The wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceful, courteous, not self-willed, full of compassion and kind actions, free from favouritism and from all insincerity.
Matthew 5:8
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Luke 1:6
They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.
1 Timothy 1:5
But the end sought to be secured by exhortation is the love which springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 5:4
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let these learn first to show piety towards their own homes and to prove their gratitude to their parents; for this is well pleasing in the sight of God.

To visit

Matthew 25:34
"Then the King will say to those at His right, "'Come, my Father's blessed ones, receive your inheritance of the Kingdom which has been divinely intended for you ever since the creation of the world.
Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any importance; but only faith working through love.
Galatians 6:9
Let us not abate our courage in doing what is right; for in due time we shall reap a reward, if we do not faint.
1 John 3:17
But if any one has this world's wealth and sees that his brother man is in need, and yet hardens his heart against him--how can such a one continue to love God?

To keep

James 4:4
You unfaithful women, do you not know that friendship with the world means enmity to God? Therefore whoever is bent on being friendly with the world makes himself an enemy to God.
John 17:14
I have given them Thy Message, and the world has hated them, because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.
Romans 12:2
And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.
Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself to suffer for our sins in order to rescue us from the present wicked age in accordance with the will of our God and Father.
Galatians 6:14
But as for me, God forbid that I should glory in anything except the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, upon which the world is crucified to me, and I am crucified to the world.
Colossians 3:1
If however you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, enthroned at God's right hand.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If any one loves the world, there is no love in his heart for the Father.
1 John 5:4
For every child of God overcomes the world; and the victorious principle which has overcome the world is our faith.

General references

Matthew 5:42
To him who asks, give: from him who would borrow, turn not away.