kjv@1Timothy:5:8@ But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
kjv@1Timothy:5:9@ Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
kjv@1Timothy:5:10@ 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.
kjv@1Timothy:5:11@ But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
The full time charge of the church is for those with absolutely no other means. They are to be given shelter and provision and daily tasks to do for the church as is proper. The church produces outreach to others as well in attempting to connect them to the resources of their own families, the community, redevelopment or retraining, fostering marriage/match making within the fellowship. There are many to take advantage of the church and few wise enough to commingle compassion with prudence. The church is forced off task and those most needy are neglected. If the church is to act this way then so should we as individuals as well.
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