14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:14-15
Paul laid out qualifications for the church in this book, but they were more than instruction to leaders. They were guidelines for lay people as well. Yes, the standard was higher for leaders but certainly not impossible for the average parishioner to achieve.
Browse through the lists of qualifications again. Which qualifications on that list should you improve upon in your personal life as a lay person?
Living a solid biblical life isn’t as difficult it once seemed. It’s a step by step, day by day journey using qualifications Paul instructed church leaders to adhere to. They are not arduous but they do take a bit of effort.