The word “moderation” is found one time in the Bible- Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (Philippians 4:5). It is from a Greek word which means “Limited lifestyle”. Paul uses it here to tell believers to limit things that limit their life so their testimony would show they were awaiting their Lord’s return and not being controlled by this present world.
Christians are not called to isolate; but they are told to insulate themselves from this world. Here are some ways that could apply to you today. Do not become addicted to News, Facebook, and other media madness. People used to wait weeks (and months) for news. Then TV brought News to us each day (mainly at 6:30pm). Now it is instantly available each moment and since it takes HARD work to find enough new news to fill that much news then “fake news” has become the new news! Moderate looking at news to no more than three brief times a day.
People used to “share information” (gossip) at church socials or bar room tables (depending on your spiritual inclination). Now they instantly share Too Much Information via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Moderate your time (and think before posting!) on this kind of media to twice per day (15 minutes Morning, 15 minutes night).
People notice when Christians spend most of their time talking about their circumstances instead of their Christ. And they wonder if that person really believes in, and is trying to prepare themselves for, the Lord’s soon return.