For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
1 Timothy 5:1-7
Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord…
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