Powered by 4 - March 29, 2016

Family Matters

Today's reading: 1 Timothy 5:1-16

In 1 Timothy 5, Paul is giving Timothy instruction concerning certain areas of church operations and functioning. But within these church guidelines, we also get some insight and instruction on the importance of taking care of family members who are in need. This directive traces all the way back to Exodus 20 and the commandment to "Honor your father and your mother" (vs. 12), and it's still applicable to us today. God wants us to value, respect and take care of our family members.

How do you demonstrate respect and value to your relatives in general, but particularly to parents and grandparents, your aunts and uncles? Is there someone in your family (or within your church family) who may need--An encouraging phone call? A helping hand with yard work, home repairs, vehicle problems? Someone to drive them to to a doctor's appointment or the grocery store? Help with an unpaid bill or unexpected expense? Tami

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