Then he writes about the description of what an ‘elder’ – overseer in the church is to BE like. He doesn’t write about their experience, or abilities – he focuses in on their character. YES, this is to be for a leader within the church, but it’s really about the character we’re all to model as follower of Christ.
Spirituality is not to be measured in terms of Bible knowledge, pious prayers or attendance at religious gatherings. Those measurements alone can be misleading – even faked in some ways.
Spirituality is a matter of the extent to which the Holy Spirit is motivating, empowering, and changing our lives from the inside out - to reflect more & more of Jesus in how we live, act and obey His teachings.