Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 21, 2018

Gluttony

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,health,Holy Spirit,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:33 pm

1 Corinthians 9:27 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. (NIV)

1 Corinthians 6:12-13 12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” (NIV)

God has been dealing with me for quite some time about my body.  I don’t own my body.  My body belongs to God.  Am I treating my body like it belongs to God?  I must admit, no.  I have a body that can hide a good bit of imperfections like weight.  I know how to eat healthy but so often give into things that look or smell really good whether I’m hungry or not or whether they’re beneficial to my body or not.  An unhealthy body (one that isn’t the proper weight or proper condition from exercise) is a poor testament for a Christian.  It shows a spirit of gluttony.  We don’t like to use the word “gluttony.” I believe in calling a spade a spade.  There are many scriptures about this problem.  Just do a word search on “food” and you’ll find a good amount of them.  We go on diets usually for the wrong reason.  Our reason is most often to look good.  That is vanity.  I’ve committed to God many times I will do better.  Then I go to my favorite grocery store and go crazy.  When it’s at home in sight I eat it.  How about you?  We are bombarded every where we go with food.  Even at our churches “covered dish” meals we load our plates.  I am publicly (on line) committing to my readers I am determined to ask God before putting anything in my mouth.  I never post comments because that isn’t the purpose of this blog.  I do read them and, if asked, will update on how I’m doing if interested.  How about joining me in this adventure.  As we should speak unless it’s something God wants us to say, so we shouldn’t eat unless it’s something God wants us to eat.

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