In view of the present financial crisis, in which Mammon is finally staggering to its knees, for a while anyway, what are your views on the following from Paul:
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Is this ‘moderation’ to do with means, or presentation?
How do we define ‘moderation’. What would moderation mean to someone, say, like Bill Gates, who does have a social conscience as large as his earning capacity, compared to the widow with the mite, who had little, but gave it all, and again, compared to the bankers who made millions and charged ahead to make more millions, despite the fact they already had millions, and at the expense of many small people who are now losing everything?
How should church leaders teach moderation?