We don’t think about eating as a sin. After all, we have to eat right? It’s part of, you know, surviving. Yet the Bible mentions “glutton” several times and not in a
We’ve got to be wise here: this isn’t talking about people who have a medical issue with their weight. In fact, this isn’t to do with weight at all; it’s about the principle and posture of gluttony rather than the potential consequences of it. So what does the Bible say? Well, in Proverbs 23:21 it says “drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Not exactly the picture of the sharp soldier of God described in Ephesians 6, is it?
Our bodies are “temples of the Holy Spirit”. They’re gifts from God and how we treat God’s gifts says a lot about how we feel about God. Our original purpose, given to us in Genesis 1 and 2, is stewardship – and ruining our bodies with
This may sound severe but we have to allow Scripture to shape our lifestyle – not the other way round. Jesus is not a fitness coach – after all, he’s preparing a feast for us, and I hear he has a thing for bread, but in the meantime, in order to be sharp tools of the gospel, we would do well to steer clear of gluttony or anything that resembles it.