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The IVP New Testament Commentary Series – Proper Recognition of Widows in Need (5:3-10)
Proper Recognition of Widows in Need (5:3-10)

The opening instruction (v. 3) controls the thought of the whole passage. The church must properly recognize its needy widows (literally, "real widows"). Proper recognition ("honor") was to be expressed in practical support. But good stewardship of the church's limited resources and protection of its reputation required the leadership to decide who the "real" widows in the church were, and whether other means of support were available.

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