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New Life Daily Devotion - Oct. 10, 2009

  • 2009 Oct 10

The Wisdom of Moderation

Moderation is better than muscle,
self-control better than political power.
Proverbs 16:32 MSG

Moderation and wisdom are traveling companions. If we are wise, we must learn to temper our appetites, our desires, and our impulses. When we do, we are blessed, in part, because God has created a world in which temperance is rewarded and intemperance is inevitably punished.

Would you like to improve your life? Then harness your appetites and restrain your impulses. Moderation is difficult, of course; it is especially difficult in a prosperous society such as ours. But the rewards of moderation are numerous and long-lasting. Claim those rewards today. No one can force you to moderate your appetites. The decision to live temperately (and wisely) is yours and yours alone. And so are the consequences.

Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.
Frederick William Faber

We are all created differently. We share a common need to balance the different parts of our lives.
Dr. Walt Larimore

Virtue—even attempted virtue—brings light; indulgence brings fog.
C. S. Lewis

The key to healthy eating is moderation and managing what you eat every day.
John Maxwell

Today's Prayer

Dear Lord, give me the wisdom to be moderate and self-disciplined. Let me strive to do Your will here on earth, and as I do, let me find contentment and balance. Let me be a disciplined believer, Father, today and every day. Amen  


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