The kirpan has deep religious significance to devout Sikhs and is not a weapon.
My parents don't have much of a religious background, but my maternal grandmother is a very devout southern baptist.
Sometimes, though rarely, one may even find a devout religious exclamation.
A meal here is a devout religious observance, and also a session of psychotherapy.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.
By this means you can count with a minimum expenditure of attention, as a devout Catholic counts his prayers on a rosary.
At the same time he was a believer in all sorts of myths and mysteries, and a devout worshipper of divinities both Greek and Oriental.
So we have an enormous amount of evidence of widespread religious behaviour and of devout behaviour as well.
All of which grounds him in a conventionally moral and religiously devout realm.
For the devout Hindus who pray at tiny ponds and puddles, the Saraswati is both a real river and a deity.