A bad elder is worse than no elder. The need for good elders and servants is urgent, but let no one rush to ordain them without proper consideration (1 Timothy 5.22). Careful observation will show both evil and good works in a man’s life.

The sins of some people are obvious, going before them into judgment, but for others, they show up later. Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.
1 Timothy 5.24-25 NET Continue reading