1 Timothy 3:1-7
This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.
I. YOUNG PREACHERS ARE ESPECIALLY SUBJECT TO SUCH VANITY. It is the novice that is liable to be "lifted up with pride."
1. The young are naturally disposed to over-rate their abilities.
2. They are peculiarly susceptible to adulation. The more unenlightened and unreflective men are, the more they are given to flattery.
II. THE DEVIL'S DESTINY MUST FOLLOW SUCH VANITY. "Fall into the condemnation of the devil."
Parallel VersesKJV: This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.