God's Truth for Trying Times - 12/22/21
God’s Truth for Trying Times - 12/22/21
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 5:16
If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows. [1 Timothy 5:16 ESV]
CONSIDER: This is a very clear indication that the church is supposed to care for widows who are truly in the category that God intends the church to care for. If someone has family to care for them, that is their responsibility to honor their loved ones.
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.