“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:5)
There are three important aspects to this instruction.
First, we are to be “moderate,” the core meaning of which is to be equitable or fair, with further associations of mild and gentle.
Secondly, today’s verse tells us to make our moderation “known unto all men.”
That is demanding, since it is more difficult to apply equity to all people rather than just attempt to be fair and gentle in our dealings.
Finally, the reason that this requirement is so significant is because “the Lord is at hand.”
Although a quick application might lead one to think “the Lord is coming back soon,” the time element is not at all implied in the sentence.
A better translation may be “the Lord is alongside,” “He is close,” or even “the Lord is with you.”
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