Daily Archives: July 8, 2007

1 Timothy 3:7 Stay Out of the Devil’s Snare

Everybody likes to have nice things said about them, in fact some people will go to nearly any length to obtain a favorable review by others. There's nothing wrong with someone having a good opinion of you, but the moment you switch from earning a good reputation to courting a good reputation, the reputation you seek becomes all but worthless. And worse than that, it just might lead to destruction – or worse than that, being trapped into following the devil.

Please open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 3:7. Finally we come to the end of this section on the requirements for an Overseer. This last requirement is just as important as the first for while all of the other requirements have focused both upon Character and Personal Maturity, this final requirement centers in on how a prospective overseer is perceived in the unbelieving community.