The Qualifications and Nature of Leaders–Titus 1 Part 2

It is so important to pick the right leaders.  History teaches us that as the leader goes–so goes the group. Paul was outlining to Titus the qualifications of those he would appoint as leaders in the Church.  As we  review the list, we see an obvious truth–A good leader will manage his own life and his own family.  The qualifications do not look at prestige; they revolve around treatment of others, personal choices and family values.

In our walks, our lives should be showcased in humility, love for others and care for our families–we should be the example of that person people are glad to see coming.  We should be chaste of heart. In addition, as leaders we must be devoted to loving our spouses– and raising our children to love–not loathe God.  As in all things with God, We do not have to be perfect to lead, simply committed and submitted to walk in a way that honors him and to lead our families to do the same.

God Bless You

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.