Margin for Compassion

In 1 Timothy 5, Paul lays out disbursement criteria for Timothy to implement in Ephesus when helping widows in need. Paul does this because he knows Timothy is experiencing needs all around him and needs to know whom to help when there are limited resources. We experience the same. There are needs all around us. How do we respond to people in need of our time and/or financial resources? The answer lies in margin. Without margins (of time and money), compassionately responding to others is extremely difficult. However, if we create margin, we have a greater capacity to respond to others because margin enables compassion!

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