Moderation

I love moderation.  It’s very Biblical, you know.  Call me boring, but I like not being too rich or too poor, too happy or too sad, too talkative or too quiet.  Here’s a great verse on it:

“Two things I ask of you;
   deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
   give me neither poverty nor riches;
   feed me with the food that is needful for me,
lest I be full and deny you
   and say, “Who is the LORD?”
or lest I be poor and steal
   and profane the name of my God.”–Proverbs 30:7-9

But some people use “moderation” as an excuse to be lame.  Jesus said to give all your life to Him.  So saying, “I’ll give a little money to God and do whatever I want with the rest,” is actually sin.  Saying, “I’ll give some time to God and the rest to watch nasty shows on TV that I know He wouldn’t approve of,” is sin too.  We have to be careful in what we do.  Even though we’re called to be peaceful, moderate people, in some things we must be radical.

“And he said to them, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.'”–Luke 18:29-30

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