Recently I saw an advertisement for a brand of clothing aimed toward the youth. It consisted of blue jeans and all the accessories designed to go with them. There is nothing novel about that. What really caught my attention, was the name of this clothing line. It was called "True Religion." This was reason for me to stop and ask, Why was this name selected? Did I miss some deeper meaning? I am most thankful that the book of James is clear when describing true religion or true faith. One evidence of our new identity in Christ is the way we care for one another, reaching to the most frail and vulnerable among us, to those most in need of help.
True religion is not a garment to be taken on and off. It is a lofty challenge about how we live before a holy God and others. You do not advertise your religion by wearing a label, you do it by living a life.