In Paul’s letter to Timothy, we have read how he warns Timothy against false teachers, encourages him to pray for all people, lists qualifications for overseers, and now in verses 8-13 he lists qualifications for deacons. Very similarly to elders, deacons must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain, and they must be proven blameless. Deacons are called to meet the physical needs of the church. This selfless calling is a blessing to the local body of God and the church’s ministry. For this reason, let us remember to keep our deacons and their families in prayer.