Tuesday, August 29, 2023

How are WIDOWS to be?


1 Timothy 5:3

King James Version

3 Honour widows 

that are widows indeed.

How must widows live?

How are they to conduct themselves?

These we came to know.

From SPIRIT and Scripture:

1 Timothy 5:4

King James Version

4 But if any widow have children or nephews, 

let them learn first to shew piety at home, 

and to requite* their parents: 

for that is good and acceptable before God.

1 Timothy 5:5

King James Version

5 Now she that is a widow indeed, 

and desolate**, 

trusteth in God, 

and continueth in supplications and prayers 

night and day.

In SUMMARY, widows must:

learn first to shew piety at home

requite* their parents

be desolate**

trusteth in God

continueth in supplications and prayers night and day

*What does "requite" mean?

We turn to three Bible versions for clarity:

1 Timothy 5:4

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, see to it that these are first made to understand that it is their religious duty [to defray their natural obligation to those] at home, and make return to their parents or grandparents [for all their care by contributing to their maintenance], for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

1 Timothy 5:4

Easy-to-Read Version

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, the first thing they need to learn is this: to show their devotion to God by taking care of their own family. They will be repaying their parents, and this pleases God.

1 Timothy 5:4

Expanded Bible

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to ·do their duty to [or practice their piety/godliness toward] their own ·family [household] and to repay their parents or grandparents. [L For] That pleases God.

**What does "desolate" mean?

Someone left all alone, living by herself.

She must TRUST in GOD.

What not to be:

1 Timothy 5:6

King James Version

6 But she that liveth in pleasure 

is dead while she liveth.

The objective?

1 Timothy 5:7

King James Version

7 And these things give in charge, 

that they may be blameless.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023



Galatians 2:20

King James Version

20 I am crucified with Christ: 

nevertheless I live; 

yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: 

and the life which I now live in the flesh 

I live by the faith of the Son of God, 

who loved me, 

and gave himself for me.

How does a born again walk?

What makes our steps distinct from the world?

What powers every "step"?

We walk with CHRIST.

We don't strut our stuff.

We don't have "stuff".

We are in total obedience to the LORD.

This is how we walk:

2 Corinthians 5:7

King James Version

7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Galatians 5:25

King James Version

25 If we live in the Spirit, 

let us also walk in the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:10

King James Version

10 For we are his workmanship, 

created in Christ Jesus unto good works, 

which God hath before ordained 

that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 4:1-3

King James Version

4 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, 

beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation 

wherewith ye are called,

2 With all lowliness and meekness, 

with longsuffering, 

forbearing one another in love;

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit 

in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 5:2

King James Version

2 And walk in love, 

as Christ also hath loved us, 

and hath given himself for us 

an offering and a sacrifice to God 

for a sweetsmelling savour.

Ephesians 5:8

King James Version

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, 

but now are ye light in the Lord: 

walk as children of light:

Ephesians 5:15-16

King James Version

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, 

not as fools, but as wise,

16 Redeeming the time, 

because the days are evil.

1 John 2:6

King James Version

6 He that saith he abideth in him 

ought himself also so to walk, 

even as he walked.

3 John 3-4

King James Version

3 For I rejoiced greatly, 

when the brethren came 

and testified of the truth that is in thee, 

even as thou walkest in the truth.

4 I have no greater joy than to hear 

that my children walk in truth.

In SUMMARY, here's the "born again walk":

walk by faith

Walk in the Spirit

walk unto good works, as ordained by God

walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called

walk in love

walk as children of light

walk circumspectly -- as wise

walk as Christ did

walk in truth

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Monday, March 6, 2023



1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to be "pure" for GOD?

Why must we be pure?

What does the Bible say?

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It's wonderful being born again.

Following the LORD's commands becomes easy.

Thanks to the HOLY SPIRIT who teaches us.

A result of our prayers to JESUS.

It is fun obeying the LORD.

1 John 5:3

King James Version

3 For this is the love of God, 

that we keep his commandments: 

and his commandments are not grievous.

For our strength is in CHRIST.

Philippians 4:13

King James Version

13 I can do all things through Christ 

which strengtheneth me.

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