Bible verses about "moderation" | CAB

Psalms 104:15

15 and wine makes glad the heart of man, to make his face cheerful with oil; and bread strengthens man's heart.

Colossians 2:20-23

20 If you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you submit to regulations-- 21 "Do not handle, nor taste, nor touch," 22 which things are all for corruption with the using, according to the commands and teaching of men? 23 These things indeed have a reputation of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and severity on the body, but are not of any value against the indulgence of the flesh.

Ephesians 5:18-20

18 And do not get drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always concerning all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 14:21

21 It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor to do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or becomes weak.

1 Timothy 6:10

10 For the love of money is a root of all evils, of which some by aspiring have strayed away from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Proverbs 23:20-21

20 Be not a winebibber, neither continue long at feasts, and purchases of flesh; 21 for every drunkard and whoremonger shall be poor, and every sluggard shall clothe himself with tatters and ragged garments.

Titus 2:3

3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teaching what is good,

1 Timothy 5:23

23 No longer drink water only, but use a little wine on account of your stomach, and your frequent illnesses.

Proverbs 25:16

16 Having found honey, eat only what is enough, lest haply you be filled, and vomit it up.

Philippians 4:5

5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

1 Peter 5:8

8 Be sober, be watchful; your adversary the devil walks about as a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour.

Proverbs 20:1

1 Wine is a mocker, and strong drink full of violence; but every fool is entangled with them.

Galatians 5:13

13 For you, brothers were called to freedom; only do not use freedom for an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Ephesians 5:18

18 And do not get drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit,

Titus 2:7

7 in all respects showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, dignity, incorruptibility,

Proverbs 25:27

27 It is not good to eat much honey, but it is right to honor venerable sayings.

1 Corinthians 9:25

25 And everyone who competes exercises self-control in all things. Now they compete in order that they may receive a perishable crown, but we compete for an imperishable crown.

1 Corinthians 6:12

12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.

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