"This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world." (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
This is pure (katharos: no uncleanness, free from corrupt desire, sin and guilt) and undefiled (amiantos: unsoiled, free from that by which the nature of a thing is deformed) religion (threskeia: worship, religious discipline) in the sight of (para: before, near, beside) our God and Father: to visit (episkeptomai: to look after, have care for, provide for) orphans (orphanos: fatherless, those without a teacher, guide, guardian) and widows (chera: deficient ones) in their distress (thlipsis: affliction, trouble, anguish, persecution, burden), and to keep oneself unstained (aspilos: unspotted, spotless, irreproachable) by the world (kosmos: the ungodly multitude; whole mass of men alienated from God and therefore hostile to the cause of Christ).
Unclean, unsoiled worship that is near to God is to care for the fatherless (those that don’t know Him as Abba) – it is also to look out for the ones lacking the love of a husband (we are the Bride of Christ, He is to be our Husband) for these are afflicted and in trouble. It is also to remain unstained and unaffected by the ungodly world, for it is hostile toward your Lord Jesus Christ.
Am I a part of what God defines as worship? Am I filtering my every thought and decision to make sure that I’m unstained and unblemished by this world? Am I reaching out to the hurting and broken that are around me?