1 Timothy 5:5-10

The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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 Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

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One response to “1 Timothy 5:5-10

  1. In the face of true need, we place our trust and confidence in God, and we pray non stop for Him to intervene and meet our need. This shows our desperation, and our commitment to the belief that He is our sustainer.

    Caring for our families is a commandment of God and to disobey in this regard we are worse than unbelievers, those who don’t know or deny Christ.

    The church provided for the faithful and pure widows over the age of 60. Younger than this, they were thought to be capable of labor or remarrying. They were to be examiner for how they lived and they were expected to be servants in the church.

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