Don’t correct an older man, but encourage him like he’s your father; treat younger men like your brothers, 2 treat older women like your mother, and treat younger women like your sisters with appropriate respect. 3 Take care of widows who are truly needy. 4 But if a particular widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to respect their own family and repay their parents, because this pleases God. 5 A widow who is truly needy and all alone puts her hope in God and keeps on going with requests and prayers, night and day. 6 But a widow who tries to live a life of luxury is dead even while she is alive. 7 Teach these things so that the families will be without fault. 8 But if someone doesn’t provide for their own family, and especially for a member of their household, they have denied the faith. They are worse than those who have no faith. (1 Timothy 5:1-8, CEB)
We are called here to make sure our family is taken care of. We need to provide for the care of our family especially of our household. If you do not we do not believe in God, and we have denied our faith.
And we are to provide for those who can not provide for themselves.
God calls us to take care of the other, and when we do this, we will be taken care of.
Loving People. Loving God.