Chances are, you may not yet have found it necessary to think about what you should do to help a woman who has lost her husband. So when a friend, loved one, or even your own mother suddenly becomes a widow, you may be caught without an appropriate response.
Yet the care of widows is so important that God uses it as a measure of true spirituality. James 1:27 says, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.” And in 1 Timothy 5:3-16 the Lord gives specific guidelines for the care of widows, clearly explaining how a family and church can offer godly compassion and protection.
In this study entitled Caring for Widows, John MacArthur thoroughly examines the biblical obligations families and churches have to widows. You’ll also learn about many exciting opportunities God has given for widows to serve in the church—making them among the most valuable asset your church can have.
God promises blessings to those who care for widows. Let this study enable you to practice the pure religion that pleases our Father in heaven.