Always Temperate

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

(Law No. 7 of the 8 Laws of Health)

Temperance is essential for overall health. What does temperance mean anyway? Two other words for temperance is self-control or self-denial, which means total abstinence from that which is harmful and moderation in the use of that which is good. 

Temperance is a hard one because we have to deny ourselves of what we really want to say or do and instead do what God wants us to say and do. We need to ask Him to help us be temperate in all things, whether it's food, drink, play, work, shopping, exercise and movies. 

Proverbs 25:16 says- "Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith and vomit it."

So the Bible is saying that we need to be temperate even with the good things, because too much of anything becomes harmful. 

1 Corinthians 9:25 says- "And every man that striveth for the mastery, is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we an incorruptible."