Provide for your family

1 Timothy 5 v 3-4, 7-8

3 Give property recognition to those widows who are really in need.

4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.


7 Give the people these instructions too, so that no one may be open to blame.

8 If anyone does not provide for his relative, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse off than an unbeliever.

See also Proverbs 13 v 22 and Proverbs 19 v 14