Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Bible References

A good

1 Timothy 5:24
The sins of some men are evident to the world, leading the way to your estimate of their characters, but the sins of others lag behind.
Acts 6:3
Therefore, brethren, pick out from among yourselves seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, and we will appoint them to undertake this duty.
Acts 10:22
Their reply was, "Cornelius, a Captain, an upright and God-fearing man, of whom the whole Jewish nation speaks well, has been divinely instructed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and listen to what you have to say."
Acts 22:12
"And a certain Ananias, a pious man who obeyed the Law and bore a good character with all the Jews of the city,
3 John 1:12
The character of Demetrius has the approval of all men, and of the truth itself. We also express our approval of it, and you know that we only give our approval to that which is true.

Lest

1 Timothy 5:14
I would therefore have the younger women marry, bear children, rule in domestic matters, and furnish the Adversary with no excuse for slander.
1 Corinthians 10:32
Do not be causes of stumbling either to Jews or to Gentiles, nor to the Church of God.
2 Corinthians 6:3
We endeavour to give people no cause for stumbling in anything, lest the work we are doing should fall into discredit.
2 Corinthians 8:21
For we seek not only God's approval of our integrity, but man's also.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Hold yourselves aloof from every form of evil.
Titus 2:5
industrious in their homes, kind, submissive to their husbands, so that the Christian teaching may not be exposed to reproach.
1 Peter 4:14
You are to be envied, if you are being reproached for bearing the name of Christ; for in that case the Spirit of glory-- even the Spirit of God--is resting upon you.

The snare

1 Timothy 6:9
But people who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many unwise and pernicious ways which sink mankind in destruction and ruin.
2 Timothy 2:26
and recover sober-mindedness and freedom from the Devil's snare, though they are now entrapped by him to do his will.