God's Truth for Trying Times - 12/20/21
God’s Truth for Trying Times - 12/20/21
We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).
READ: 1 Timothy 5:11-13
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith. Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. [1 Timothy 5:11-13 ESV]
CONSIDER: This is a strong warning not to be unwise in the church's ministry to and disicipleship of widows. It also serves as a warning to women on how not to conduct themselves in the community. These passages highlight the fact that our reputation matters.
THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?
PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.