Bible: Titus 1:5-9

Titus’ Task on Crete

1:5 The reason I left you in Crete was to set in order the remaining matters and to appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 1:6 An elder must be blameless, 1  the husband of one wife, 2  with faithful children 3  who cannot be charged with dissipation or rebellion. 1:7 For the overseer 4  must be blameless as one entrusted with God’s work, 5  not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain. 1:8 Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled. 1:9 He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, 6  so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching 7  and correct those who speak against it.

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