You are under oath if you are a family man.
The New Word Translation of the Holy Scriptures wrote God’s word at 1 Timothy 5:8 like this:
“Certainly, if anyone does not provide for his for those who are his own, and especially for those who are members of his household, he has disowned the faith and worse than a person without faith.”
This same Bible quotation reads in some other translations like this:
New International Version
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
New Living Translation
But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.
English Standard Version
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
New American Standard Bible
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.
King James Bible
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
International Standard Version
If anyone does not take care of his own relatives, especially his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if a man does not take care of those who are his own, especially those who are members of the household of faith, this one has renounced the faith and is worse than those who are unbelievers.
GOD’S WORD® Translation
If anyone doesn’t take care of his own relatives, especially his immediate family, he has denied the Christian faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Jubilee Bible 2000
But if any provide not for his own and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
King James 2000 Bible
But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
American King James Version
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
American Standard Version
But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
This is not a Bible class, we know, but did you take note of “if a man does not provide for his relatives … and especially those of his immediate household or family he is worse than someone who doesn’t know God?” This portion of the Bible places men under oath to feed their relatives who find it difficult to provide for themselves and take care of his own family. The implication of this is that a man is under oath not only to give his children and wife food but also to solve their other needs like clothen, recreation, education, security, joy, happiness, etc. Most of these are what money can buy.
Today, marriages have been threatened because men, more than any other time in history, find it difficult to provide adequately for their own family let alone extending their hands to their relatives. Some men have forgotten their aged parents in the village, not because they wish to, but because the economic situation in the land is not giving them the breathing space they need to care for their relatives.
It is hard now more than any other time. This is particularly so in lands around Africa. There is a reason for total hardship and abject poverty in Africa and this can be solved if men can use their head very well.
Get back to that scripture and find that it was a requirement to remain, not just a good father or husband, but also to remain a genuine christian. That makes me to think that God was deliberate in placing all of us men under such oath to care for our own family. Why would God in all and infinite intelligence place us in such a tight corner? Well, I can give an answer based on what I know about God. He gave us brains to control our situations and imagination to foresee solutions to life challenges and handle them effectively.
In his imagination, God made all lives on earth. In his imagination God made the Universe. In his imagination God made our planet earth and equip it for life better than any other place in the universe. On earth, in his imagination, God made seasons and made them to gain control from him even without his doing any more thing. That is what is called a system. In humans, God made it possible that only one man and one woman would proliferate and fill the entire earth. He made the male man first and later the female of man and joined both so that the female can always produce more males and females who will in turn copy and copy and copy so that more lives of man is produced. That is also a system -the reproductive system. Except for life challenges that started as soon as Adam and eve disobeyed their creator, life would have been perfect and more lives produced would have been seamless and with no defect. The system continues when we think about the period it takes for fetus to mature and become a full human life. And once this happens, it begins to agitate and the female man will go into labour and the baby finally comes out. At maturity, the baby would begin making other babies who will make babies who will also make babies till infinity. This system made it possible that God does not have to keep creating people everyday to be able to fill the earth.
Look at the sun. a close examination will tell you how perfect God’d imagination was when he made the universe as a system. Closely look at this picture below
The Sun is at the centre of our solar system.It supplies us with energy and gives us light by the day. every other planet revolves around the sun and that is why you see the spherical lines around the sun and each one represent the movement of a particular planet around sun. This system defines why we have night in Africa and broad day in the USA. It also explains why Australia will be going to bed while we are waking up in Africa. This is the system responsible for the seasons which make it possible for us to have summer and somewhere in the Americas there is winter. It also explains why sometimes in a particular year the weather will be intense and at other times very cold. And believe me, of all, it tells why we have times for every plant and food we eat. These seasons are not controlled by God any more. Why? Because he had put them in place once and for all times and order them to go to work forever. That is how systems that work work.
God in his infinite mercies and kindness created man, the beauty of life with creative imaginations. This is the power to create things that will last for as long as they are wanted to last. He made Adam after he had given him food and then told him to survive. He gave Adam nothing but a working brain and active imaginative power to survive whatever thing that comes out of life. He wanted Adam to create his own systems that will make his work less cumbersome and difficult. For example, God did not make hoes for Adam but allowed him to think out how to dig the soil. He made no knives for him but allowed him to figure out how to cut the trees that he had to. So after creation, he was equipped with all he needed to succeed -his brain and its imaginative power.
Let me tell you what I mean here
Look at a typical hot pepper. Whatever that makes it hot in the mouth, whatever that makes it red or yellow or green, whatever that gives it powerful aroma that can arouse the appetite of a sick person are all borne inside one seed of that pepper. That is how man and of cause every living creature by God is. We have the potentials. We have the abilities and capabilities not just to adapt to situations we find but also to create the desired conditions to make the best out of them.
This is where most people get it wrong. Africa has been at the top level of not using our creativity and imagination very well to harness these potentials. We evolved but have decided to stagnate. Well, that is the topic for another day.
Is your business running on a defined system?
If God had not placed life on running systems like we had been tracing, who knows whether you and I would have been alive today. But the question is, how are we imitating God in creating lasting businesses that run on autopilot. Businesses that do themselves; businesses that operate 24 hours and make profit for us even as we sleep. We are talking about businesses that replace lost tissues just like the body of any living creature does. Businesses that replace dead cells without harming anything instead it creates new cells before old one dies. Is your business like that?
That is why I blog everyday
I found out that businesses that run effectively on the internet are like living things. They are running on very stable system and have the capability of replacing dead tissues and cells by themselves. The only food they need to thrive is feeding them with the needed information.
Let me show you how I make money through the blog system and information marketing.
A blog is a kind of website that requires regular update (write-ups) that keep it fresh. It is often written in conversational manner to fill a particular niche area or pattern. After creating my blog at THIN AIR CASH here, I started inviting people to read the information I post and those of friends existing on the website. When they get there and read up materials, they would ask me for more and be ready to pay for whatever I sell to them that will help them to start making money from thin air. Each advertisement on my website is my money. As you visit this website know that each time you click on those links I make money. I am proud to say that I make money for posting my videos to YouTube. for example, look at this video
AND THIS TOO
These videos make me money even when I sleep. While I use the video to bring people to MY WATER POT website, adverts also run on them. A visitor might just be interested in any of the advertisements that run before the actual video starts playing or in-between. Those clicks make me money. This is called a Money-Making System.
Won’t you rather create Money-Making Systems for yourself? I have chosen this part and I tell you that it is a cool part in making money of this century.
I also make money online SELLING MY INFORMATION.
Let me give you one instance.
After successfully importing the mineral water pot and the pH water tester, I saw what many Nigerians and Ghanaians are not doing yet. Not because they don’t have the resources to do so but because they do not know about the system. So what I did was to package it well as a product (INFORMATION PRODUCT) and started advertising it on National Dailies. In just one day I sold more than 15 copies and the price was N5,500 each. Till today, I still sell this information. This is called a system and it runs on autopilot. How? It was created once from then it continued to do the job all the time. That job is making me money.
Friend, the internet has made it possible for you to create anything and sell it to the world. The internet is making it possible for you to keep to your oath and fulfill your vows of providing for your family and making them happy all the time. I know what it looks like not being able to provide for your family and satisfy their basic needs because I had been there. I know a time I was confused as a forming entrepreneur. That time I saw hell. You know why? I was struggling in businesses without setting up a system. The internet has helped me set a business up that runs on defined system.
You can do this if a lazy person like me could do it. For patiently reading this post to this point, you are already on your way to making it. If you are really interested in creating a Money Making System, SEND ME AN EMAIL HERE. Once again, I invite you to start creating Money-Making Systems and your wealth will soar.
I will be so happy to read your comments and to respond to all your requests if you wish to start blogging today but do not know where or how to start. The best time to start it is now. Remember, if I could do it, you can do it even better.