Visit Widows and the Fatherless

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A SIMPLE COMMAND

“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 1:27

It’s a busy world.

One simple command for believers which is often forgotten is the directive found in James 1:27 (and elsewhere in the Bible) to visit widows and orphans.

In a recent discussion, it was pointed out: “Widows have had a hard time of it because so many have not fulfilled their family duties.”

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
–Matthew 24:12

The comfort of companionship to someone who is alone is a blessing which many not be appreciated by those who do not lack such comforts.

Be obedient.

Visit (this includes comforting and counseling) widows and orphans. And, if at all possible, visit those most in need.

It’s a busy world.

HOWEVER, the world will still be busy when returning to it after spending a little time with someone who appreciates the companionship.

“Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”
–Isaiah 1:17

Is the reader obeying this command?

Obedience becomes more important as the time grows shorter.

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
2 Corinthians 4:3

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 26, 2016. ]

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