Applying Moderation – Ecc. 7:16

Applying Moderation

Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 7:16

Ecclesiastes 7:16 (KJV)
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

In all that you do, learn to apply moderation.

Philippians 4:4-5 (KJV)
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Proverbs 25:28 (KJV) He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Why is Applying Moderation Important?

1. The Human Soul is Wicked.

Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV). The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

2. Humans Are Unpredictable.

Jeremiah 17:9b (KJV). who can know it?

3. Bribe Diverts Them.

Exodus 23:8 (KJV). 8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 17:8 (KJV). A bribe is like a bright, precious stone in the eyes of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

4. Humans Are Selfish.

2 Timothy 3:1-2 (KJV). This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Learn to apply moderation and you can make your life work. God bless you.

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