Jerks Need Not Apply

Warren Buffet had this to say about his hiring practices—“We employ decent and talented people—no jerks.”

Buffet’s principle for seeking employees could be applied to how we look for workers in the kingdom of God. Paul said something similar to Timothy, although he did not use the “j-word”. In 2 Timothy 2:2, he writes, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

This is a very important Scripture concerning how we must spread the gospel and make disciples for Christ. The task is far too important to be entrusted to unreliable people. We need to be seeking those who are serious about their faith and encourage them to use their influence to teach others about salvation through Jesus and living the Christian life.

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