Godly people build a reputation of being calm when things do not go their way, and they never resort to violence as persuasion. This is one of the characteristics listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. It is translated “not violent.” Christians, particularly those in leadership, will frequently find themselves with challenges and challenging people, so they ought to respond with a calm approach and attitude. 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