1 Timothy 1:13; 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 3:10

13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy , because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
10 And let these also first be proved ; then let them use the office of a deacon , being found blameless.