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Powered by 4 - January 8, 2014


Self-Controlled

today's reading.
1 Timothy 3  The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task...

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Paul's focus throughout 1 Timothy 3 is the church and specifically church leaders. Even so, those of us who aren't church leaders can also look to this passage for guidance regarding godly living. As I read, I could see many characteristics to consider and put into practice. The main point that stood out to me was the need to be self-controlled. This quality seemed to be a prerequisite for accomplishing some of the others qualities Paul talked about like--being hospitable, not being quarrelsome and being gentle. 

So what did you learn about godly living from this chapter? Tami

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