Planning To Go Or Planning To Stay? Follow Up

Q. Re: Planning To Go Or Planning To Stay? My daughter is a single parent and not well physically and has 2 autistic daughters. She has brought them up with the knowledge and love of the Lord and they have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. But they are living in poverty conditions and I want to help them. I contribute to their support as much as I can (I am a widow and have limited finances) but it has come up that if I helped finance a house for them, they could live more comfortably. I am willing to do such, but as I read about storing up treasures in heaven, I wonder if I am not trusting in our Lord and should be content and grateful for all we do have.

A. Storing up treasure in Heaven is not just a matter of giving money to our church or a ministry. It’s also using the resources God has given us to help those who can’t help themselves.

Selflessly helping your daughter and grand daughters certainly qualifies for this. In addition, the Bible commands us to do so. Paul said people who do not provide for their relatives, especially for their immediate family, have denied the faith and are worse than an unbeliever (1 Tim 5:8).

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