Titus 1.5-9

5   I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each

     town as I instructed you.

6  An elder must be well thought of for his good life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children

     must be believers who are not wild or rebellious.

7  An elder must live a blameless life because he is Godís minister. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered;

     he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or greedy for money.

8   He must enjoy having guests in his home and must love all that is good. He must live wisely and be fair.

     He must live a devout and disciplined life.

9   He must have a strong and steadfast belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be

     a ble to encourage others with right teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.