Elder Qualifications – Temperate

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach… 1 Timothy 3:2 (emphasis mine) Nēphalios (temperate) literally means wineless, or unmixed with wine.1 In a metaphorical sense, nēphalios means alert, watchful, vigilant, or clear-headed. That may be its primary sense in this passage. A leader [...]