1 Timothy 5 1Don't correct an older man. Encourage him, as you would your own father. Treat younger men as you would your own brother, 2and treat older women as you would your own mother. Show the same respect to younger women that you would to your sister.
Lord Jesus--Practical advise is always a good thing. Church is like family...relationships that need to be nurtured and grown over time. Relationships rest on unconditional acceptance, not upon performance. Grace that is rooted in a life that reflects you. That is the call.
3Take care of any widow who is really in need. 4But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn to serve God by taking care of her, as she once took care of them. This is what God wants them to do.5 A widow who is really in need is one who doesn't have any relatives. She has faith in God, and she keeps praying to him night and day, asking for his help.
Lord Jesus--Sometimes the simple things get missed. Your will is spelled out here God wants family to take of family. The widow who has no one to help her must be helped by the church.
6A widow who thinks only about having a good time is already dead, even though she is still alive. 7Tell all of this to everyone, so they will do the right thing. 8People who don't take care of their relatives, and especially their own families, have given up their faith. They are worse than someone who doesn't have faith in the Lord.
Lord Jesus--There are calls that make their demands upon us. The gospel calls us to do what is possible to help family that are in need. The gospel is sometime simple if not always easy. Then everyone who is a brother or sister in Christ is family. Our family is large...
Thank you for the light that you send...clear direction is always good.