The Honor of Widowhood Part 2
As we discussed last week, there are numerous passages in the Bible dealing with widows. God has a special concern for them, along with orphans and others in difficult circumstances.
Many passages lay down laws to protect widows. God is described as their protector and judge: “A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows is God in His holy habitation” (Ps. 68:5). “The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow” (Ps. 146:9). “Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow” (Deut. 27:19). “This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (James 1:27).
It is significant that Paul, a learned theologian and visionary apostle, was concerned about the care given to widows in the local church. This Sunday we will look again at instructions given to Timothy where he gives some wise, practical counsel regarding the care for the widows in her midst.
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