Titus 1:7

 

A pastor or leader of God’s people is supposed to point them towards Jesus. We have nothing good in and of ourselves. Everything that we do is to point people towards Him. 
(1 Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.)
This is why we have such stringent standards as leaders of God’s people. We are not trying to build kingdoms for ourselves. This is why leaders with huge personalities and amazing gifts are dangerous. They can do great things, but there is a constant danger because they can draw people to themselves rather than pointing them to Jesus, and when you are powerful, you are volatile. 
If you lead God’s people and you are not stable, you are dangerous. Once again, you are not building a kingdom for yourself, you are a steward of God’s kingdom. So, if you are arrogant, you are probably bringing people to yourself. If you are quick-tempered, it is because you are protective of your own kingdom. If you are a drunk, you are not being led by the Spirit but by your own desires. If you are violent, you cannot be trusted because you are too volatile. If you are greedy, once again…your own kingdom.
There are two ways to fight these faults. First, you can focus on one fault at a time and attempt ruthlessly to drive them from your personality, but you will probably end up in a stone building on a hill in a tiny room whipping yourself while praying. Secondly, you can focus on Jesus, and try to be like Him—these characteristics will wither away (Hebrews 12:1-2). Focusing on our weaknesses counter-intuitively makes them our idols. Focus on Jesus.
Titus 1:7 For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,

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