Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
Falling in love with Jesus makes us want to do what pleases Him. We serve and give out of love rather than out of rules and regulations. Let’s look at what makes a Bride pleasing to her groom.
Doing what pleases the Groom in this case Jesus Christ certainly must rank highly on the list. Christ has a slightly different criteria of beauty than we mortals do. It is the beauty of pure heart and living rightly before God and man that he finds beautiful. What makes us please Him? Faith is number one followed by obedience for without faith it is impossible to please God combined with obedience to His Word.
Another important thing Christ asked us to do was to take care of widow and orphans as this pleases God. The Bible reveals God’s attitude toward orphans and widows: He cares very deeply for them. God commands us to protect and care for orphans and widows (Psalm 82:3).
The Bible tells us that God Himself steps in to fill the role of protecting and caring for orphans and widows. “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling” (Psalm 68:5).
In our world, those who are helpless tend to be taken advantage of by those who think they can get away with it. However, nothing escapes God’s notice, and He will avenge the orphans and widows. “You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror” (Psalm 10:17–18).
We are Christ’s hands and feet and a physical source of His love, in other words, we are Jesus with skin on. This gives us a huge responsibility to represent Him as good ambassadors of His Kingdom, so what to do?