This chapter gives instructions for the church’s care of widows (vss. 3, 5-7, 9-16), the responsibility for families to care for their own members (vv. 4,8), and continues Paul’s instructions to Timothy about not being “hasty” to put someone in leadership (vss. 22-25).
Paul said the body of Christ should help provide for those who are “really widows.” Who are they and what might that look like? How do both the government and the church play a part in their care?
Also, read about the cost of obedience, what it has cost others, and what Jesus said about the cost of not standing up for the truth.