Life within the Body of Christ
1 Timothy 5:3-8
English Standard Version (ESV)
3 Honor widows who are truly widows. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. 5 She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God andcontinues in supplications and prayers night and day, 6 but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 7 Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach. 8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
I. Widows in Need are Widows Indeed
II. Widows with Children are Cared for by Family
III. Widows who Worship Deserve to be Watched Over
IV. Widows Ignored are Shame for People of the Lord