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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #131, CT#305152
"WHO CARES FOR THE BABY IF I WORK?"
I Timothy 5:14
In this passage, the Apostle Paul is laying out some principles and giving
us some encouragement particularly relating to the family. In verse 14 he says,
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married,
bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no
occasion for reproach.
Turn to Titus, Chapter 2, where again he is speaking to the family, and in
verses 4-5, speaking of the older women in the church, he says:
...that they may encourage the young women to love their
husbands, to love their children, to be sensible,
pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their
own husbands, that the Word of God may not be dishonored.
I'm going to make a pitch and a plea to mothers who are thinking about going
to work, to reconsider and stay at home. I'm going to ask those of you who have
gone to work, but who do have an option, a really viable option, to quit and
stay at home. I'm going to ask those of you who are grandparents and have an
influence on your children, to encourage the mother to stay at home,
particularly if her children are young.
I'm going to ask those of you who are engaged, and those of you who are
single and hope some day to be married, to get this principle in your mind, that
when God sends children into your home, you need to stay at home and raise those
children. It's very important to you, to society, and to everything that you
believe to be really basic in life, and it all starts in the home.
Some years ago, Newsweek Magazine had an ad showing a young man in a Batman
cape. He was glowering at the camera and it said something like this:
"B.A.T.--Basic Aid Training. Young Ken Hanson,
from Minneapolis, Minnesota (or something like that)
has been taking BAT, Basic Aid Training. He is learning
how to take care of himself dur ...
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