I have shared this before but felt like I needed to put this out there again today. I’m going to make a blanket statement here but I think there’s several that their Ministry has taking priority and your family is getting the scraps.
So basically to me what verse 26 means is if you don’t minister in side of your home then what you do outside of your home is worthless ( doesn’t taste good)
Verse 27 means minister to your family then you will be pure and unblemished in the sight of God and there will be not a widow or any orphans in your home (taste really good)
It is so easy to make your ministry and Idol.
James 1:26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart; this person’s religious service is worthless (futile, barren).
27 External * religious worship [* religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.
Do You have any widows or orphans in your home?
Maybe take it one step further. your ministry outside of your home can easily be an idol. So what are you doing that is not only separating you from God but maybe also separating you from your family? You playing lots of golf spending a lot of time in your shop. Watching a lot of TV. The list can go on and on you fill in the blank.