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Dave Burnette's Commentary

1 Timothy Chapter 5

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Paul
Date Penned: (64 AD)
Overview: Instructions for the Elders (c 4-6)
Theme: Guidelines for for the Church (c 4-6)
Message: Caring for Different Groups in the Church (v 1-25)

1 Timothy 5 Commentary

(5:1-25) Advise about Widows, Elders, and Slaves - Paul thought of Timothy’s audience in Ephesus. There, men and women of all ages were under Timothy’s care. Paul thought of the groups within the congregation needing special attention. He wanted Timothy to practice good general principles of personal care and also to deal with some specific people-needs. Paul chose the treatment of widows and elders as prime examples. He also had some instructions concerning slaves who were believers


Dave Burnette's Life Application

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Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of 1st Timothy with Chapter 5 and in our text we see Paul instructing Timothy on how to care for different groups in the Church. In making application we see that the Church is a Family and we should love, pray, and support all the members from the Pastor to the Widow we should exalt Christ by lifting us each of the members. How about You? Are you working within your local Church? Let us learn from our text today and the reminder of Paul that our Churches are the body of Christ and we need to make sure all the members are cared for as we lift up each other we are lifting up Christ which will draw others unto Him. 


1 Timothy 5

1 Timothy 5

 1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

 2The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

 3Honour widows that are widows indeed.

 4But 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.

 5Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

 6But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

 7And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

 8But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

 9Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man.

 10Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

 11But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

 12Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

 13And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

 14I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

 15For some are already turned aside after Satan.

 16If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

 17Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

 18For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

 19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

 20Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

 21I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

 22Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

 23Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

 24Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

 25Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.