Sunday, January 30, 2011

NIPTO, Day 357

Heyooooo! I'm blogging "early" today because I'm expecting to be gone until very late tonight. Why? Because I'm going to WINTER JAM! I'm pumped! David Crowder*Band is going to be there, along with Kutless, RED, KJ-52, Francisca Battistelli, and Newsboys. And Chris August and Chris Sligh. Whew. LOTS of bands and I'm missing 3. WOW. Yeah. Lots of bands. But I'm super excited! =D

Church was good this morning. As was small group. I like those people! And Jeremiah taught me a "useless life skill." What is that? Putting gum wrappers on a notebook! hahaha.

NIPTO? Yeah.
1 Timothy 5:9-16

 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, 10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord’s people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.

Apparently there was a list. Of widows. But a widow couldn't be put on the list unless she was over 60 and had been faithful to her husband and was known for bringing up her children well, showing hospitality, washing the feet of other Christians and helping those in need. 

 11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. 13Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.

Younger women who were widowed have the natural instinct to get married again. When that desire overcomes their dedication to Christ, they bring judgement on themselves because they broke their first pledge to their first husband. When younger women are widowed they become idle and busybodies who talk nonsense. Huh.

14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
 16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.

Younger widows were encouraged to remarry and have children and to manage their homes. Some women turned to follow Satan because they weren't helped and didn't have the "busy-ness" factor to keep them from sinning.
If a Christian woman has a widow or multiple widows in her care, she should help them and not foist them on the church. Why shouldn't they be put in the care of the church? Because the church is helping those widows who are in great need. 

Tada! That's your lesson on widows today... haha.

I think I'm going to finish an episode of Chuck that I started watching yesterday and then I might pack my bag for school tomorrow so I can sleep in a little bit longer in the morning... sounds good!
Adios mis lectores!

1 comment:

H. Yackley said...

I want to learn that useless life skill! You'll have to teach me when I come home, whenever that is...

Hope you had fun!