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Christian moderation by Pastor W.F Kumuyi

HIGHER EVERYDAY DEVOTIONAL

MONDAY AUGUST 15, 2022

CHRISTIAN MODERATION

TEXT: PHILIPPIANS 4:1-5

MEMORY VERSE: “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand” (PHILIPPIANS 4:5).

A writer said, “The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life.” Believers must live a balanced life. All extremes are dangerous.

Children of God are under obligation to control their appetite for drinking and eating. They should not be talkative because, “In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin…” (Proverbs 10:19). We are to be free from all forms of excesses.

While Christians should not be odd in their lifestyle, neither should they compete with the world in the rat race for what is in vogue. A child of God is expected to maintain the “middle of the road” policy. Avoid things archaic, but be cautious about trending things. Some modern trends in fashion are really weird and Christian youths will do well to keep off them.

As we earnestly wait for the coming of the Lord, we must avoid a flamboyant and extravagant lifestyle. Be holy and prayerful. Our radiant Christ-like life must be visible for all to see, thereby attracting sinners to Christ.

QUOTE: Believers must live a moderate life.

CHALLENGE: Let others see Jesus in you.

PRAYER: Father, help me to be moderate in all things, in Jesus’ name.

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