4. Solomon was a wise king who wrote the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Read Proverbs 20:1. What did Solomon say about drinking alcohol?
 It is not wise.
 It is OK on special occasions.
 It is good for your heart.
    Temperance also means to use what is good in moderation. Although water is good for you, that doesnít mean you should drink twenty gallons a day.
    A is for air. You canít survive without air. But the kind of air you breathe is also important. Thatís why smoking is so damaging. It causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease, and other diseases because it suffocates your body with impure air. Jesus loves you too much to see you suffer from the bad choice of smoking. He wants you to be happy, and if you canít breathe, well, thatís a big problem!
    R is for rest. This means more than just getting enough sleep. Itís important to get eight hours of sleep a night (kids your age need even more), but the principles of rest in Scripture include a weekly day of spiritual renewal (the Sabbath) as well. Weíll learn more about this in Lesson 11.
    Jesus said, ďCome to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you restĒ (Matthew 11:28). He is the ultimate source of rest!
    T is for trust in God. When you live according to the Ownerís Manual, you can relax. Just trust that the Creator knows what is best for you.
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