“For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:13 They purchase a good degree - Or step, toward some higher office. And much boldness - From the testimony of a good conscience.
1Ti 3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well. These demands for the office are high, for those who exercise it well purchase themselves a good degree. Secure a high position in the church and in God's favor. And great boldness in the faith. To fill these duties well gives strength, and often fits for higher duties. Stephen (Ac 6:5,8-10) and Philip (Ac 6:5 8:5,35,40 21:8) became evangelists.