January 7, 2018

"Care of Widows"  1 Timothy 5:3-16

In the time this text was written, widows were usually in a desperate situation.  They faced life with no way to support or care for themselves.  Paul lets the church know they had a responsibility to care for the needs of women who had no financial way to live properly.  If we went to Acts and looked at the beginning of the office deacons, it was their spiritual task to care for the widows physical needs.  Paul is giving us God's plan to the church to care for widows.  Because of how our country is involved in these matters, our responsibility is somewhat different, but the church today must still look after our widows as regards to meeting their needs.  Let us look at this text to see just what the church is to do.