The classic virtue of temperate conduct, especially the avoidance of extremes. Scripture commends moderation as a way of life for Christians, while stressing the need for total commitment to God.
The ideal of moderation
Moderation in a legal context
Ex 21:23-25 The purpose of this legislation was not to encourage vengeance but to moderate or restrain it. See also Lev 24:17-22; Nu 35:9-15 pp Dt 4:41-43 pp Dt 19:1-10 One purpose of cities of refuge was to moderate the revenge of families of the murdered.
Moderation in personal and social relations
Moderation in personal ethics
Moderation in religious activity
Moderation must not lead to being spiritually lukewarm
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