High Standards

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Today's reading: 1 Timothy 3:1-16

In 1 Timothy 3, Paul lays out criteria for those who hold or desire to hold a position of leadership within the church. As he starts, Paul notes how a position of this nature is a "noble task" and then launches into quite a long list of vital qualities and/or standards.

While not all of us are in positions of church leadership, and we may not even have church leadership on our current "to do list," the bottom line is that these qualities are things we should aim to possess as followers of Christ. As I read through these lists, I found myself thinking over and over again, "Yes, I want to be like that!" The two qualities of self-control and hospitality stood out to me because of how both directly impact what other people see and how I am perceived as a follower of Christ. As I finished reading, I asked God to help me grow even stronger in these two critical areas.

What did God impress on your heart from this chapter about how He desires for us to live? Was there a particular standard or quality (or perhaps two or three) that stood out to you, and why? Tami

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What you chose were wise ones, Tami.
What impress my heart was verse 15 " ...you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God"
Paul gives a good list of what all believers should behave like who are His children, His followers.

I was not able to single out a few as I tried too,I believe they are all important.

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