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Shew piety at home

“And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.” 1 Timothy 5:7 KJV

Charity begins at home!

“But 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.” 1 Timothy 5:8

Charity begins at home is an expression meaning you should take care of your family needs before taking care for others. Verse 7 shows this should be a church rule so that Christians should know and do what is right.


Honour widows that are widows indeed, 1 Timothy 5:3

– The church should take loving care of women whose husbands have died if they don’t have anyone else to help them. Anyone else in the like of their immediate family; children or grandchildren, these are the ones who should take the responsibility, for kindness should begin at home, supporting needy parents: “for that is good and acceptable before God.” 1 Timothy 5:4

Shew piety at home

Learn first to show piety or to help out at home, meaning learn to take the responsibility for kindness.

– know what’s good and acceptable, reverent; do those godly acts of love in the home.

You’re dead if all you know is to live in pleasure yet neglecting your family.

“But 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.” 1 Timothy 5:8

– a true believer is one who provides for his own home.

– learn to yield, equip, supply sufficient money, maintain, enable, appoint, prepare, get ready, attend to, foresee, and see to, provide answers to problems of your household before you can do anything out there.


An infidel is one who adheres to a religion other than his own. He’s faithful to other women apart from his wife, to other parents but not his. A woman faithful to men other than her own is she that has denied the faith.

1 Timothy 5:10 says, “Well 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.”

That is what it means to keep the faith; doing the above is keeping the faith, it’s not only a matter of going to church.

Never be idle; “wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.” 1 Timothy 5:13
– keepers at home, not busybodies.
– “guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” 1 Timothy 5:14
“For some are already turned aside after Satan.” 1 Timothy 5:15

“I 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.” 1 Timothy 5:21

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Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

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