1 Tim 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Tim 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Tim 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

For if a man can not rule his own house, how can he rule anything much more with the church of god.
1 Tim 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Tim 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
It is unchristian to say that you love your Children but divorced their mother.
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

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The Great Opportunity

Accepting one's sin or fault is sometimes hard and not easy like the story of a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife. They sold a possession and kept back part of the price.

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

If the intention of the couple is to give only half of the price, they should not made a covenant with God to offer the whole proceeds of the sale.

Acts 5:4 Didn't it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God."

Acts 5:5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

Acts 5:7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

At this time Sapphira was given a chance by Peter to speak for the truth.

Acts 5:8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

Instead of telling the truth, she just confirmed that they have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test. She too fell down and died.

Oftentimes we tend to point a finger at others to divert the attention of the accuser like the story of a man named Adam & the woman taken out of his rib at the garden in the east, Eden.

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Guess what is the answer of the man when asked by God?

Genesis 3:12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

He pointed a finger at the woman and worst he even put the blame on God for creating him the woman.

And the woman put the blame on the serpent.

Genesis 5:13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

The reason for being asked is to give us the opportunity to accept and feel sorry for our sins and to ask forgiveness for doing it. After the woman pointed a finger at the serpent, did God ask the serpent? Not any more, because the serpent was already condemned and this opportunity is given only to us.

Aren't we be glad we have this great opportunity?

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