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1 Timothy 5:8
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Here, the Apostle Paul spoke to Timothy, and in doing so, he promoted the will of God around the globe on this one issue. He said, “Anyone who fails to provide for the needs of his own, and in particular his or her own family, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
This is an amazing idea. I believe it is God’s will that whatever has been produced in the way of family around you and me is our responsibility. But for sure, anyone we have helped to produce in the way of children is indeed our responsibility. We can’t lay our needs on other people. I’ve heard of people who left their family to go and preach the gospel somewhere in another country but never took care of their immediate family. That is not the will of God. Yes, we can be used of the Lord, beyond our house or household, but not at the expense of the ones we are related to. It is so important that when we want to win people for Jesus, they see that if they come to faith in Jesus, they are entering into a wonderful loving family who will never leave them helpless. No doubt, the message that Paul was giving his young son in the faith was simply, Timothy, “Take Care Of Your Own!”
Thank you for helping Robyn and me take care of our own family before we reached out around the world to others. Thank you, Lord, for helping us, “Take Care Of Our Own.” Amen