Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
“Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
Matthew 20:26 “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
“He must increase, but I must decrease.
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time–for strength and not for drunkenness.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
“Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
“But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like the servant.
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
1 Timothy 3:5
(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
2 Timothy 3:5
holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.