Tag: 1 Timothy 5

BDBD is 1 Timothy 5:17-24

Moral and ethical conduct should always be considered when a congregation is considering someone for a particular position of authority (21,22,24,25). However, this does not mean that the reason I am to conduct my life in an honorable and respectable way is to impress people and aspire to places of leadership. I do what is […]

BDBD is 1 Timothy 5:9-16

A congregation as a whole should help those in need. There are always more people to help than there are volunteers to help. So guidelines need to be set so that those who really need can be helped. Paul help Timothy set guideless on helping widows in Ephesus where Timothy was pastor (9,10,16). The Ephesus […]

BDBD is 1 Timothy 5:3-8

Widows were especially vulnerable in ancient Mediterranean society. Many still are today. Back then as now most depended on their husband’s income. Most families lived on a meager income if they were not slaves. Most men were slaves or soldiers in Roman society. Retirement plans like pensions and 401ks did not exist. Only a few […]