1 Timothy 5:8

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. – 1 Timothy 5:8

Dear Jesus,

I know that you are not specifying how much you want me to provide for my family. But I can clearly see that you want me to put aside selfish desires in order to make sure that they have basic needs met and then some.  I am amazed how you glue my care for family to my faith.  If I really believe in you I will provide for my family as much as I am able.  It will joyfully make my family’s needs a mission for my life.  When I’m serving them I’m serving you, the one who loved and blessed me like a brother.  Accept my caregiving as my heartfelt thanks for all of your blessings in my life.  AMEN

Pastor Don Patterson

Providing for our relatives mimics Jesus providing for the whole human race.