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- Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and
- eloquent are their instructions:
And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands,
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
1 Timothy 5:1, 17
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
1 Peter 5:5
- Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be
- clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
1 Thessalonians 5:12‐13
- 12. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord,
- and admonish you;
- 13. And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
- Speak, young man, if there be need of thee: and yet scarcely when thou art twice asked. Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one that knoweth and yet holdeth his tongue. If thou be among great men, make not thyself equal with them; and when ancient men are in place, use
- not many words.
2 Corinthians 9:6‐7
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
- When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits. Do good to the godly man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the most
- High.There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms. Give to the godly man, and help not a sinner.
- For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth
- life to them that have it.
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
- Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he
- had need.