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Today's reading: 1 Timothy 5:1-16

In 1 Timothy 5, Paul gives Timothy instruction concerning certain areas of church operations pertaining to helping people in need (here specifically widows). But within these church guidelines, we also get some insight and instruction on the importance of family and families helping other family members in need. This directive traces all the way back to Exodus 20 and the commandment to "honor your father and your mother" (Exodus 20:12). That principle is still applicable to us today. God wants us to value, respect, and help care for our family members when they are in need.

How do you demonstrate respect and value to your relatives in general, particularly to parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles? Is there someone in your family (or within your church family) who may need: an encouraging phone call? A helping hand with yard work, home repairs, or vehicle problems? Someone to drive them to a doctor's appointment or the grocery store? Help with an unpaid bill or unexpected expense? Tami

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Hi Tami, what a wonderful hands-on approach to serve the Lord to those whom we are around who are a family or friends.
I was so pleased that a lady from church brought chicken noodle soup to several church members who were blessed by this act of kindness or an excellent example of today's reading of scripture. One lady had the flu and the other lady is trying to adjust getting around her home in a wheelchair.
Lord,what would you have me do today?

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