1 Timothy 3:1-7
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.…
A little while ago, in Calcutta, a native, a Christian merchant, was deeply interested in a community of "outcasts," and he made an offer of £60 a-year to any native Christian who would go and live among these people, and teach them the Word of Life. The offer had no sooner been made than a candidate for the office appeared. Who was he? As humble and devoted and consistent a Christian as you ever met. He was a professor in a missionary college, M.A. and LL.B. of the Calcutta University, and drawing a salary of £200 a year. Such was the candidate for this office of £60 a year!
Parallel VersesKJV: This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.