In the same way, their wives a must be respected and must not speak evil of others. They must exercise self-control and be faithful in everything they do.
A deacon must be faithful to his wife, and he must manage his children and household well.
Those who do well as deacons will be rewarded with respect from others and will have increased confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus.
I am writing these things to you now, even though I hope to be with you soon,
so that if I can't come for a while, you will know how people must conduct themselves in the household of God. This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and support of the truth.
Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ b appeared in the flesh and was shown to be righteous by the Spirit. c He was seen by angels and was announced to the nations. He was believed on in the world and was taken up into heaven. d
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)