1 Timothy 5:9-10

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 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, 10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

6 responses to “1 Timothy 5:9-10

  1. im pretty sure this is just layin down the law of what to do to be really called a widow…im not quite sure what to write so forgive me if i ramblw but its just sayin to me that you actually have t earn your widowship rather than just beeing able to pass yourself off as one…..this kinda seem to relate to christianity to me….like how people think that you can just be a good person and know God and thatll get you in butyou have to be faithful and show love and act Godly so that the biggest thing i saw in here is that its relatibg to that so well for me not sure what yall think so ill come back….ps i will catch up on my old posts…i have em written so dont think i abandoned the blog

  2. I think this is just protecting the believer who is helping the widow. it sounds like they want to make sure the widow is a true believer and you can see it by their life. I know sometimes servants of the needy get discouraged and I think these conditions were made partly to insure that the believer helping the widow does not lose faith. idk just mkes me think

  3. this is like you can only get to heaven if you do these certain tasks.and she must do these tasks right but not perfectly to the extent of god

  4. this is just talking about the true characteristics of a widow. it goes in depth of what a widow is. just like us as christians. we may look like it on the outside in front of everybody but only god may know the truth of what is really in our hearts.

  5. Chris, go back and read your own post. Remember that salvation (the way to get to Heaven) is by faith (believing) in the death of Christ alone and does not require any acts or tasks of us other than to accept the gift that Christ offers to us. There is never a need to perform tasks.

    Before there were social programs from the government, God’s plan was that the church would provide for the truly needy as part of their resonse to their salvation and to meet the needs of the infirm. This is a list of instructions to a young pastor on who his church will be required to look after.

  6. And this again goes back to what we have been talking about…the people taking care of the people and not welfare systems and just the church…Paul is informing Timothy to set a standard, list of those to support and some guidelines…the church has some pretty good guidelines to help people in the church with benevolence…When people call for assistance, we first ask them what church they go to, than we ask them to sit down with one of the pastors to go over their finances to find out how they can save money and be better stewards…we have people that always want money for their electic bill but when they come to pick up a check they are on cell phones or riding in very nice elaborate expensive cars…so to be good stewards of God’s money, we want to know how people are spending their money…makes sense, hope so…But the point is this…there needs to be a list of guidelines and standards of who the church will support and how they will support and Paul is teaching timothy that because their are people 1) that will try to use the church to pay for their stuff and 2) their are others out there that should be taking care of the people and not the church.

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