Order matters. This is true for massive, complex projects like launching something into space, and it is also true for small, simple things like baking. Across the board, when you get things out of order there can be devastating consequences.

When the apostle Paul challenged Timothy to reproduce himself in others, to broaden the number of leaders, and to hand ministry over to more people, he too had an order. He emphasized character over competence. He didn’t diminish competence, but he started with character.


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