Moderation is better than muscle, self-control better than political power.
Proverbs 16:32 MSG
*I love the way the MSG version puts this because it is helping us think long term. Receiving or doing certain things gradually is better than immediately using it all as one big force, which may result in using it only once because you've used up the strength of it in one sitting. Having self control is better than exercising temporary power, that can change at any moment, based on politics and how people feel towards you. God gives us lasting results if we are obedient and falling Him, which outweighs temporary quick fixes or adhering to moments.