True religion is internal

James 1:26. . .”Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.”
What does God recognize as true religion? Certainly not trying to earn your way to heaven-since that was paid for already through the blood of Jesus Christ.

True religion in God’s eyes is being set apart from the world and taking care of widows and orphans; Meaning people that are alone in the world, people who are less fortunate, people who are less mature in the faith as you are.

Our job in living the christian life is to serve God by serving others and each other. The christian life is a totally unselfish life-which the world can’t understand because people are selfish by nature.

Jesus was the only one who was unselfish-that’s why He was able to give His life as a ransom for many. And the christian life can only be lived if He’s living in you not you trying to live the christian life by your own power. That will only make a person spiritually frustrated and legalistic.