Wednesday, January 20, 2021
I Timothy 2:8-3:13
I Timothy 2:8-3:13
 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
 also that women should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire
 but by good deeds, as befits women who profess religion.
 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
 I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
 Yet woman will be saved through bearing children, if she continues in faith and love and holiness, with modesty.
 The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task.
 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher,
 no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money.
 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way;
 for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God’s church?
 He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil;
 moreover he must be well thought of by outsiders, or he may fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
 Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for gain;
 they must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
 And let them also be tested first; then if they prove themselves blameless let them serve as deacons.
 The women likewise must be serious, no slanderers, but temperate, faithful in all things.
 Let deacons be the husband of one wife, and let them manage their children and their households well;
 for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 After this he went down to Caper’na-um, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples; and there they stayed for a few days.
 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business.
 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen, out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”
 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for thy house will consume me.”
 The Jews then said to him, “What sign have you to show us for doing this?”
 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?”
 But he spoke of the temple of his body.
 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
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