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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
5:8 If any provide not - Food and raiment. For his own - Mother and grandmother, being desolate widows. He hath - Virtually. Denied the faith - Which does not destroy, but perfect, natural duties. What has this to do with heaping up money for our children, for which it is often so impertinently alleged? But all men have their reasons for laying up money. One will go to hell for fear of want; another acts like a heathen, lest he should be worse than an infidel.
1Ti 5:8 If any provideth not for his own. The support of his relatives and servants is referred to. Children and grandchildren must support their aged parents. Any one who does not provide for his own family, whether it be wife and children, or aged parents, has practically denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever, for even unbelievers do these things.
Joseph Siame's comment on 2014-01-09 03:28:53:
Providing for ones relatives is a natural command for a believer as we see in genesis 30:30 Jacob asking Laban to allow him to go and provide for his own relatives. We also see in Isaiah 58:7 God describes the kind of sacrifices that pleases Him among them the caring of ones own blood. It is therefore a paramount responsibility for a christian who is full of love to provide for the lacking relatives. We would also extend the relationship to the fellow believers for we share the same faith and belong to the same house hold of believers through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Jonathan's comment on 2014-01-04 13:53:22:
I have recently decided I would rely on scripture for my guidance 100%, but now I am in a pickle: I lost my job 1 month ago, (the day I cried to God to free me from the slavery I felt I was in). I supported coca-cola, which I believe destroys other peoples' abilities to provide for their families in other countries (they pollute the air and water wherever they go!). From my current skill-set, it seems impossible to find a job (that pays enough to support my family) AND doesn't support "the beast"...as you probably know most jobs have hidden the impact they have on the poor, marginalized, people of other countries, environment, etc... the employee doesn't realize how much damage they are doing...so...find another Earth-destroying job? or do like the Gospels say and "not worry for my life, what I should eat and wear..."...and potentially see my family torn apart...
Ogechi Nwosu's comment on 2013-08-18 06:45:28:
Christianity does not take away our sense of responsibility.
Alicha Peter's comment on 2013-08-18 02:34:57:
I love the book of 1Timothy 5:8.i have read over and over again. I pray God should grant some of us the wisdom to understand what He spoke through paul. many persons misunderstand this verse. your house hold is comprises of your immediate family and those distance family too. To some their family is wife and children but is not true. I thank God personally for the grace is given me to understand his word. provide for your family and the extended family and you see God doing the unbelieveable!
Carolyn's comment on 2013-07-25 03:10:02:
Marriage is an oath made before God to another, for BETTER or WORSE until death do part. Kristy I commend you on staying focused on God and His word for true guidance on God's perfect plan for a man and a woman. God is not the author of divorces. God has spoken! Are we listening?
God bless you, your marriage and children.
If anyone loosed his life for my sake will save it. Luke 17:33
Hang in there for Christ sake! You will be blessed! We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Cor. 5:7. Finally, God hates divorce. Malachi 2:16. If God hate it...we too ought to hate it.
The peace of God that all understanding be with you
Yvette's comment on 2013-05-01 19:50:24:
Kristyn God will provide for you and the children. Your husband will eventually come around. Don't give up keep the faith and God will work on your husband.
Donna's comment on 2013-04-21 21:09:25:
Does 1 Tim. 5:8
mean charity starts at home?
Kristyn Evans's comment on 2013-03-27 21:30:44:
I think this verse says a lot. I am a woman and have been separated from my husband for the past two years. Out of guilt of leaving him, I have not filed for child support nor have I ever got a divorce yet. He acts as if as long as we are away and he still gets to see us then it is ok. However, if I speak of divorcing him he flips out and becomes vindictive. I am unsure about whether God would put us together (when we were both saved at the time) and now want us to divorce? I am scared of doing the wrong thing and have prayed fervently for a long time and am still "wishy washy" about what to do. He still does not provide, so it is comforting to look to Godís word for guidance as well!!!
Angelique's comment on 2012-07-11 10:05:43:
Provision is three-fold. Physical, spiritual, and emotional provision is necessary for truly caring for your family. What good is feeding and clothing the body without feeding he soul or spirit?
Anonymous's comment on 2011-01-02 02:30:56:
This treatment concerns widows, not family members.
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