The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever. 1 Timothy 5:24, 25

Spiritual authority never implies superiority or disregard for the dignity of brothers and sisters.

We should take care of the needs of our own relatives rather than just pray for them in generic terms.  Paul also notes that while the sins of some are obvious, those of others only show up later.  In time a man’s sins and his good works both become evident  (Timothy 5:24, 25)

So, let’s keep my dignity by being pure and doing good works which include the dignity of others.  I won’t be doing so in vain.

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