1 Timothy Chapter 5
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10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
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Matthew Henry's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 Bible commentary...
Directions as to the elder and younger men and women. (1,2) And as to poor widows. (3-8) Concerning widows. (9-16) The respect to be paid to elders. Timothy is to take care in rebuking offenders, in ordaining ministers, and as to his own health. (17-25)1,2 Respect must be paid to the dignity of years and place. The younger, if faulty, must be rebuked, not as desirous to find fault with them, but as willing to make the best of them. There is need of much meekness and care in reproving those who deserve reproof.
3-8 Honour widows that are widows indeed, relieve them, and maintain them. It is the duty of children, if their parents are in need, and they are able to relieve them, to do it to the utmost of their power. Widowhood is a desolate state; but let widows trust in the Lord, and continue in prayer. All who live in pleasure, are dead while they live, spiritually dead, dead in trespasses and sins. Alas, what numbers there are of this description among nominal Christians, even to the latest period of life! If any men or women do not maintain their poor relations, they in effect deny the faith. If they spend upon their lusts and pleasures, what should maintain their families, they have denied the faith, and are worse than infidels. If professors of the gospel give way to any corrupt principle or conduct, they are worse than those who do not profess to believe the doctrines of grace.
9-16 Every one brought into any office in the church, should be free from just censure; and many are proper objects of charity, yet ought not to be employed in public services. Those who would find mercy when they are in distress, must show mercy when they are in prosperity; and those who show most readiness for every good work, are most likely to be faithful in whatever is trusted to them. Those who are idle, very seldom are only idle, they make mischief among neighbours, and sow discord among brethren. All believers are required to relieve those belonging to their families who are destitute, that the church may not be prevented from relieving such as are entirely destitute and friendless.
17-25 Care must be taken that ministers are maintained. And those who are laborious in this work are worthy of double honour and esteem. It is their just due, as much as the reward of the labourer. The apostle charges Timothy solemnly to guard against partiality. We have great need to watch at all times, that we do not partake of other men's sins. Keep thyself pure, not only from doing the like thyself, but from countenancing it, or any way helping to it in others. The apostle also charges Timothy to take care of his health. As we are not to make our bodies masters, so neither slaves; but to use them so that they may be most helpful to us in the service of God. There are secret, and there are open sins: some men's sins are open before-hand, and going before unto judgment; some they follow after. God will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make known the counsels of all hearts. Looking forward to the judgment-day, let us all attend to our proper offices, whether in higher or lower stations, studying that the name and doctrine of God may never be blasphemed on our account.
Martha Prince's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment on 4/23/2013, 6:44pm...
@ Donna...I believe Charity starts within us no matter where we are. 1 Corinthians 13 tells us exactly what charity is;
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
Joyce's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment on 4/21/2013, 11:26pm...
Paul exhorts each of us to set the foundation for our Christian experience beginning at home. The instructions for treating each memeber of our family is included in this chapter. It also denotes what the term Widow stands for. We as Christians should always take care of personal affairs before presenting ourselves before God for his service elsewhere.
Joyce's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment on 4/21/2013, 11:16pm...
Yes it does,for how can God reward us for helping others when we have our members of our own family who are left desolate...this is equivalent to "doing our alms before men" for their praise and not for the glory of God.
Donna's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment about verse 8 on 4/21/2013, 10:09pm...
Does 1 Tim. 5:8
mean charity starts at home?
Kristyn evans's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment about verse 8 on 3/27/2013, 10:30pm...
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!!!
Daniel777's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment about verse 23 on 1/28/2013, 7:15am...
... in addition, itís quite likely and possible Paul was referring this statement to the context of when eating meals with.
Daniel777's 1 Timothy Chapter 5 comment about verse 23 on 1/28/2013, 7:12am...
The text speaks for itself. There are a great many health benefits to red wine in particular. The bible also says to drink in moderation. We each know what is excess within ourselves and what is not. Discernment is assumed.
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