What is Temperance and a healthful lifestyle? In the year 2007, the newscast was filled with bad trending news of the unnecessary death of a young lady who died after drinking a lot of water! Have you ever had about this? How can one die from just drinking water? Yes, she died of drinking excess water.
The woman drank an excessive amount of water and died later the same day from a condition called water intoxication. Although clean water is an essential harmless liquid for life, it causes death if taken more than levels it can cause intoxication in the body.
Temperance means moderation in all things. To live a healthy life it is important to decide well on what to eat, how to eat when to eat and what quantity to eat.
Temperance and healthful living is all about harmonious balance and moderation on healthful substances and abstinence of what is harmful. Whatever you eat or drink do it for the glory of God.
Is drinking alcohol good for our ?
Noah is the first-named drunkard in the bible and the universe. When Noah got drunk his mind (the channel for most communication) got intoxicated and hence distorting his reasoning. It was for this reason Noah was tricked and slept with his daughters.
Noah’s experience is a warning to us today to take caution and boycott intoxicated alcohol and drinks.
But isn’t alcohol good for health? Debates have raged about the benefits of wine and alcoholic drinks to a degree many Christians are left wondering whether their health is suffering because they do not drink alcohol.
The claim that taking alcohol health has been challenged by scientific research which has shown that alcohol has adverse health effects including liver cirrhosis and kidney failure disorders.
Most importantly note that alcohol is a mocker as the bible call it and taking it you are subjected to a range from impairment of motor skills and judgment to the potential destruction as a result of trauma, violence, addiction, cirrhosis, cancer and dementia.
Alcohol in today’s world;
The consumption of alcohol today is increasing at an increasing rate among all age groups. It is increasing more and more among adolescents and young adults. The consequences of the alarming rate of consumption of alcohol today are felt through drunkenness, intoxication, high dependence ratio among other chemical effects in the body of the consumer.
Interestingly enough God warned us a long time ago not to take alcohol through His servants namely; Isaiah, Solomon, Paul and others. For instance, Samson’s mother was instructed and warned about taking wine during her pregnancy because of its negative effects on the developing fetus.
With a lot of confidence, I point out that alcohol and drunkenness is one of the greatest weapons and trap the devil is using today to ruin and lead many people into eternal destruction.
To enjoy a healthful life, practice temperance in all things. Temperance is not about alcohol and cigarettes but it encircles everything that surrounds your life including diet, sleeping time exercise among others.