Deacons must be husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently.
For I have chosen him so that he will command his children and his house after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just. This is how the LORD will fulfill to Abraham what He promised him."
But if it doesn't please you to worship the LORD, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship the LORD."
I will pay attention to the way of integrity. When will You come to me? I will live with integrity of heart in my house.
I will not set anything godless before my eyes. I hate the doing of transgression; it will not cling to me.
A devious heart will be far from me; I will not be involved with evil.
I will destroy anyone who secretly slanders his neighbor; I cannot tolerate anyone with haughty eyes or an arrogant heart.
My eyes [favor] the faithful of the land so that they may sit down with me. The one who follows the way of integrity may serve me.
No one who acts deceitfully will live in my palace; no one who tells lies will remain in my presence.
Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, eliminating all evildoers from the LORD's city.
He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the [Jewish] people and always prayed to God.
someone who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of wildness or rebellion.
Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable-- if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise-- dwell on these things.
Older men are to be self-controlled, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.
about everything. Set an example of good works yourself, with integrity and dignity in your teaching.