Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

Bible References

Is a

1 Timothy 1:15
It is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of them,
1 Timothy 4:9
This is a trustworthy saying, entitled to the fullest acceptance.
2 Timothy 2:11
How true those words are! "If we have died with him, we will live with him!
Titus 3:8
This is a trustworthy teaching, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who believe in God may make it their business to do good. All this is right and beneficial to mankind.

The office

1 Timothy 3:2
A superintendent must be a man above reproach, only once married, temperate, sensible, a man of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
Acts 1:20
"For in the Book of Psalms it is written, 'Let his estate be desolate, with no one to live on it,' and 'Let someone else take his position.'
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the devoted adherents of Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the superintendents and assistants;
Titus 1:7
For as God's overseer a superintendent must be irreproachable, not arrogant or quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious or addicted to dishonest gain,
1 Peter 2:25
For you were astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Desireth

Luke 15:10
In just that way, I tell you, there is joy among the angels of God over one sinful person who repents!"
Romans 11:13
But it is to you who are of the heathen that I am speaking. So far then as I am an apostle to the heathen, I make the most of my ministry,
Ephesians 4:12
in order to fit his people for the work of service, for building the body of Christ,
1 Thessalonians 5:14
We beg you, brothers, warn the idlers, cheer up the despondent, keep hold of the weak, be patient with everybody.
James 5:19
My brothers, if any one of you is led astray from the truth, and someone brings him back,