Temperance

Daniels temperance was not to defile himself. A Bishop and an Elder should not be heavy drinkers. Older women should not be heavy drinkers but reverent in behavior and good examples to younger women.

 

Daniel’s temperance

Daniel 1:8    But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

 

Deacon, should not be a heavy drinker

1 Timothy 3:8   Qualifications of Deacons

Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,

 

Bishop, should not be a heavy drinker

1 Timothy 3:2-3    A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;

 

Titus 1:7    For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,

 

Older women not heavy drinkers

Titus 2:3    the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—

 

The best thing about truth is the Gospel is God’s Truth. Tell God’s truth, teach it to others and you will please God and build many rewards in heaven.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Temperance.”  Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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