Wallpaper: Peaceful Pursuit
Scriptures: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
by Jacob Abshire on March 20, 2023
Godly people build a reputation of pursuing peace and avoiding needless disputes. This is one of the characteristics listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. It is translated as “not quarrelsome” in the ESV. It describes someone who redirects disputes to encourage unity and find common ground. It also denotes the complete aversion of needless arguments recognizing that they are a waste of time and lead to disunity. For further studies, watch the video series.
“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.”1 Timothy 3:1-7