8 but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,
Following a list of negative virtues, verse eight sets forth six positive qualities the bishop must build into his life (1:8-9).
8 but [strong contrast] hospitable,
In strong contrast to those who participate in the five vices of the previous verse, the leader should hold to certain positive virtues listed in this verse.
Christian leadership requires hosting others and taking care of their wellbeing on behalf of the church. First-century hospitality centered on giving to others. It did not carry the idea of modern hospitality of entertainment and parties.
Hospitality has the attitude of welcoming and giving to others.
Hospitality requires us to open our bank accounts and use our personal belongings for the welfare of others.