If a man desire the office of a bishop… 121212

“This is a true saying, ‘If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.’  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”  1 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV)

Today’s Bible Reading –

1 Timothy 1 – 3

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