1 Timothy 5:1-18 shows that God gives to both widows and pastors through people like you and me. God gives through the immediate family to help the widow who has an immediate family, God gives through her extended family when she has no immediate family, and God gives through the people of the church when she has no family. In all of these cases, God has provided for her needs through people like us. Likewise, God does not make money to grow on the trees in the pastor’s yard, He provides for the pastor through you. God not only gives material blessings through you, but also Spiritual blessings. It never ceases to amaze me that God uses fallen human beings, sinners like me, to give the gospel. He could have skipped ‘the middle man,’ but He chooses to give through us. God gives through YOU.