Deacons also must be worthy of respect. They must be honest and true. They must not drink too much wine. They must not try to get money by cheating people.
They must hold on to the deep truths of the faith. Even their own minds tell them to do that.
First they must be tested. Then let them serve as deacons if there is nothing against them.
In the same way, their wives must be worthy of respect. They must not say things that harm others. In anything they do, they must not go too far. They must be worthy of trust in everything.
A deacon must be faithful to his wife. He must manage his children and family well.
Those who have served well earn the full respect of others. They also become more sure of their faith in Christ Jesus.