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3:6 not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit. For a Christian to move too quickly into this position could be an occasion for pride.
fall into the condemnation of the devil. Paul does not view lightly the fall of those holding this office, perhaps because some overseers had become involved in the false teaching (v. 1).