Today's reading: 1 Timothy 3:1-16
In 1 Timothy 3 Paul lays out standards and criterions for those who hold, or want to hold, a position of leadership within the church. As Paul starts, he notes how a position of this nature is a "noble task," and then launches into quite a long list of important qualities. While not all of us are in church leadership positions or being in church leadership may not be on our current "aspire to do list," many of these qualities are things we should aim to possess as followers of Christ. As I read down through these lists, I found myself thinking,"Yes. I want to be like that." over and over. Being self-controlled and hospitable were the two things that stood out most to me. So I asked God to help me grow even stronger in these areas as I move forward.
What did God impress on your heart from this passage? Was there a particular standard or quality that stood out to you and why? Tami
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