1 Timothy 3:8; 1 Timothy 3:13; 1 Timothy 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 6:12
Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain,
For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.