12 Bible Verses about Ministers, Should Not Be
Most Relevant Verses
and not as having lordship over the heritage of the Lord, but in such a manner as to be examples of the flock.
not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;
Feed the flock of God which is among you, caring for her, not by force, but willingly; not for shameful lucre, but with willing desire;
For the bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God; not arrogant, not quick to anger, not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain,
but remove from ourselves every hidden shameful thing, not walking in craftiness, nor adulterating the word of God, but in the manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
For do I now persuade men or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the slave of Christ.
but because we have been approved of God that he might entrust us with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who tries our hearts.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are unsure of our lives, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.