1 Timothy 3:8-13

8 In the same way, deacons[b] are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.

11 In the same way, the women[c] are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.

One response to “1 Timothy 3:8-13

  1. Selfishness can explain both not indulging in wine and pursuing dishonest gain. Looking out for self, and not in a position to care and serve others. A deacon must be the hands of the church and look to others first.

    They must know the deep truths of God. This knowledge must be tested. They are to be tested and examined first. If nothing is identified against them, then they are fit to serve the church.

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