1This saying is trustworthy: # “This saying is trustworthy” could refer to 1Tm 2:15. # 1Tm 1:15; 4:9 “If anyone aspires to be an overseer, # Ac 20:28; Php 1:1; Ti 1:7 he desires a noble work.” 2An overseer, # Ti 1:6-8 therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, # Ti 2:2,5 respectable, hospitable, # Lv 19:34; 1Pt 4:9; 2Jn 10 an able teacher, # Or hospitable, skillful in teaching 3not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy # 1Tm 6:10 — 4one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?) 6He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. # 1Tm 5:12; 2Pt 2:3; Rv 20:1-15 7Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s # Ac 13:10 trap.