Family First *1 Tim. 5:1-8

Plain and simple – family first. Take care of family first. This pleases God. God is concerned about widows and wants to make sure they are provided for. This also is pleasing to God. God is serious when He states in both Old and New Testaments to take care of immediate family, widows, orphans, and the poor.
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 5 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. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 7 Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame. 8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.


Sound the alarm!
There will be much harm
if we’re not ready
and holding steady.
We need to be aware
of what’s going on out there.
Beware of the subtle
for it sure can muddle
what looks to be as true
worming its way into you.