Disciplines of a Believer

The Bible states a strong case against gluttony. For example, it is one of the sins that moved God to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. “Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy” (Ezekiel 16:49, emphasis added). The Word of God warns against the sin of overeating. “When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you; and put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food” (Proverbs 23:1-3).

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We are commanded to make sure that how we eat, as well as what we eat, is for the glory of God. “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). There is no glory to our Lord if we abuse and neglect the care of the bodies he has given to us. Eating disorders suggest emotional as well as spiritual issues, which causes one who is not a Christian to consider how well Christ is really able to satisfy.

Someone once said jokingly that all a Christian can do is eat since everything else that is fun is a sin. Our view towards food should not be recreational or as a means of indulging the flesh. It doesn’t matter if it is drunkenness, sexual immorality or gluttony; it is all satisfying the flesh.

Disciplined In Drink

But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. (Luke 21:34)

Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. (Romans 13:13)

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