Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

Not selfwilled

Not soon

Not given to filthy

General references

Bible References

A bishop

Titus 1:5
I have left you behind in Crete in order that you may set right the things which still require attention, and appoint Elders in every town, as I directed you to do;
Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Christ Jesus: To all God's people in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the ministers of the Church and their assistants.
1 Timothy 3:1
Faithful is the saying, "If any one is eager to have the oversight of a Church, he desires a noble work."

As

Matthew 24:45
"Who therefore is the loyal and intelligent servant to whom his master has entrusted the control of his household to give them their rations at the appointed time?
Luke 12:42
"Who, then," replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times?
1 Corinthians 4:1
As for us Apostles, let any one take this view of us--we are Christ's officers, and stewards of God's secret truths.
1 Peter 4:10
Whatever be the gifts which each has received, you must use them for one another's benefit, as good stewards of God's many-sided kindness.

Not selfwilled

2 Peter 2:10
and especially those who are abandoned to sensuality--craving, as they do, for polluted things, and scorning control. Fool-hardy and self-willed, they do not tremble when speaking evil of glorious beings;

Not soon

James 1:19
You know this, my dearly-loved brethren. But let every one be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to be angry.

Not given to wine

Titus 2:3
In the same way exhort aged women to let their conduct be such as becomes consecrated persons. They must not be slanderers nor enslaved to wine-drinking. They must be teachers of what is right.
Ephesians 5:18
Do not over-indulge in wine--a thing in which excess is so easy--
1 Timothy 3:3
not a hard drinker nor given to blows; not selfish or quarrelsome or covetous;

Not given to filthy

1 Timothy 3:3
not a hard drinker nor given to blows; not selfish or quarrelsome or covetous;
1 Peter 5:2
Be shepherds of God's flock which is among you. Exercise the oversight not reluctantly but eagerly, in accordance with the will of God; not for base gain but with cheerful minds;

General references

1 Timothy 5:23
(No longer be a water-drinker; but take a little wine for the sake of your digestion and your frequent ailments.)