Moderation In All Things, Is It In the Bible or Not?

Moderation in all things is pretty good advice, and many a Christian takes it as Bible truth. But is it? Going through the Bible you won’t find the quote “moderation in all things” in any Bible verse, but you will find similar advice. Here are some verses that present the idea that we should be moderate in our lives and behavior…

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. – Philippians 4:5 NKJV

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. – 1 Corinthians 9:25a NKJV

So what is the origin of the quote “moderation in all things”? Regardless of the origin, living a life of moderation is good advice…

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Prepare For the Worst, Hope For the Best

Today’s quote is a popular English proverb about preparation. This is common sense, and very wise counsel, but is it Biblical?

“Prepare for the worst but hope for the best.” – Anonymous English Proverb

Whether it is explicitly stated or not, Paul lived by the motto of preparing for the worst and hoping for the best (which was that he, and those to whom he preached, would be saved in the Kingdom of Heaven). We do however see it explicitly his teachings to the Thessolonians and Ephesians.

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