Since January 20th I have been waiting for my Obama Dollars, not really. There are many reasons why the economy is in the shape it is in today. I just want to discuss one. Paul writes in 1 Timothy 5:8 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” I am not saying that this is direct cause, but at least has given rise to exposing our attitudes concerning care for our family.
I do not speak to those who are helping their families, or those who are unable to do so. I speak directly to those who are capable of helping and choose not to. Maybe you feel it is not your responsibility. Maybe you feel the church or the goverment should step in, “I pay my taxes, I thithe”. They need to help out.” Maybe your hoping that a charity or Extreme Home Makeover will step in and lend a hand. Maybe you feel that your family has gotten themselves into their own mess.
That’s a lot of maybes. The point is that we are responsible. We should use wisdom, but we are responsible. We should not let the church step in if possible. Nor should we let a non-believer take up the burden. I do not think I need to belabor the point any further. Read 1 Timothy 5 and do what the word says.