Trustworthiness is a behavioral quality that can only be seen over a period of time. The virtue of faithfulness is part of the character of a man who is trustworthy.
The church is the body of Christ organized by Him. It is made up of sinners of which He is the head. He has ordained that those who lead the people of God must be able, God-fearing and trustworthy.
This father-in-law’s advice is timeless. This three-fold principle of leadership selection confronts those who have been called to lead and those who are led. It can only be received and applied with humility.
May all who profess Christ pray for the peace and purity of the organized church. Pray for her leaders to be men of ability, faith and trustworthiness.
Lou Tiscione is pastor of Weatherford Presbyterian Church (PCA).