A lover of hospitality - · A lover of strangers. See the note on I Timothy 3:2. Instead of , one MS. has , a lover of the poor. That minister who neglects the poor, but is frequent in his visits to the rich, knows little of his Master' s work, and has little of his Master' s spirit.
A lover of good men - · A lover of goodness or of good things in general.
Sober - Prudent in all his conduct. Just in all his dealings. Holy in his heart.
Temperate - self-denying and abstemious, in his food and raiment; not too nice on points of honor, nor magisterially rigid in the exercise of his ecclesiastical functions. Qualifications rarely found in spiritual governors.
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