October 25, 2018

1 Timothy 3:1 (NLT) — 1 This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be a church leader, he desires an honorable position.”

An honorable position needs an honorable person. An honorable person is a person of good character. A person that has good morals. A person that can be trusted to carry out the position with integrity even when that person is alone with no one else watching.

Paul now goes on to give us a description of what an honorable person looks like.

1 Timothy 3:2–7 (NLT) — 2 So a church leader must be a man whose life is above reproach. He must be faithful to his wife. He must exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must be able to teach. 3 He must not be a heavy drinker or be violent. He must be gentle, not quarrelsome, and not love money. 4 He must manage his own family well, having children who respect and obey him. 5 For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church? 6 A church leader must not be a new believer, because he might become proud, and the devil would cause him to fall. 7 Also, people outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s trap.

We have mid-term elections coming up. Do your research on the candidates so that you can cast you vote for an honorable person. Having honorable politicians is the way to have an honorable city, state, nation and world. Pretty simple really when you think about it.

Every position in life requires honorable people. Are you a wife who is honorable? Are you a husband who is honorable? Are you a mother who is honorable? Are you a father who is honorable? If the answer is yes to the above questions than your marriage will be honorable and you will raise and honorable family. That honorable family will go out into the world and be honorable students who will go on to saturate the world with honorable people. Pretty simple right? Of course the opposite is also true.

With all these honorable people in the church than the church will have a reputation of being __________.

Yes you are right > honorable. Pretty simple right.

Here is a statement of honor that you can memorize and recite daily:

Psalm 101:2–6 (NLT) — 2 I will be careful to live a blameless life— when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home. 3 I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them. 4 I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil. 5 I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride. 6 I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.

Be Inspired Hilltop!

 

Comments

  1. Let us all be honorable people and seek out others that are also.
    Have a terrific Thursday!