Sunday, December 20, 2009

CBMW.org exegetes 1 Tim. 5:8

    Another way to serve your wife is to provide for her. This provision first involves assuming responsibility for meeting the material needs of the family. 1 Timothy 5:8 tells us, "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. Dennis Rainey

    The headship of men in the church and home is rooted everywhere in Scripture in protection and provision. This is why the apostle Paul calls the man who will not provide for his family "worse than an unbeliever" (1 Tim 5:8 ESV). Russell Moore

    Does the Bible not speak of manhood specifically in the terms some of these students provide (Matt 7:9-11; Eph 6:4; 1 Tim 5:8)? Robert Sagers

    Husbands and fathers are specifically given the role of provider in the New Testament (Eph 5:29; 1 Tim 5:8). Stuart Scott

    And even widows or women whose husbands have left them are not expected to leave their domain and children to work outside the home. Paul declared this in 1 Timothy 5:8 John McArthur

    In order to honor the Lord by filling his quiver, the man must take the burden of provision for the family squarely upon his shoulders. Though this may be difficult at times, he is doing what he is called to do (see 1 Tim. 5:8 and Titus 2 for starters). Owen Strachan

    She is not the nourisher. She is not the provider. You're to do that. That is the man's responsibility.

    And if a man doesn't do that, according to 1 Timothy 5:8, he is denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. Throughout Scripture the man is always the provider as Christ is the provider for His church. That's key. We provide nothing. The church provides nothing. We just receive Christ's provision, protection, preservation, His care, His nourishing, His cherishing. It comes to us. In a sense, it's very one- sided. Men, we are to provide that in our homes. John McArthur

7 comments:

Don said...

Hilarious, when one sees what the Greek says. When will they take those blue glasses off?

Suzanne McCarthy said...

Yes, not a masculine ending in sight. I suppose these men just bypassed the Greek requirements for pastoring. But why doesn't CBMW bother to edit their articles for biblical accuracy?

T.C. R said...

Sue,
Thanks for this exegetical exposure.

Gem said...

QUOTE MacArthur: "The church provides nothing" ENDQUOTE

Without the church, the Gospel would have died. A head alone dies.

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." (Eph. 4 :15–16)

Lydia said...

"And even widows or women whose husbands have left them are not expected to leave their domain and children to work outside the home. Paul declared this in 1 Timothy 5:8 John McArthur
"

This is pretty incredible. Exactly how is that supposed to work? The church buys her a house and pays for groceries, electric, water, clothes, etc., etc? Right. We all know how that works out.

It would be interesting to know how many women work outside the home in his church. Are any on staff?

Anonymous said...

Hey Suzanne,

Why don't you write about this topic:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/woman_domesticated

Mabel said...

Have they ever read Luke 8:3? Jesus received financial support from women followers.
Mabel