1 Timothy 3:1-7
1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart
on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife,
temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle,
not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own family well and see
that his children obey him with proper respect.
5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family,
how can he take care of God’s church?)
6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited
and fall under the same judgment as the devil.
7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders
so that he will not fall into disgrace
and into the devil’s trap.