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Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21, 2011 (gluttony)

photo by Lee Keefer

“Although drunkenness is a widespread sin
in the non-Christian culture of today,
I do not detect that it is a major problem among Christians.
But gluttony surely is.
Most of us have a tendency to overindulge in the food
which God has so graciously provided for us.
We allow the sensual part of our God-given appetite
to range out of control and lead us into sin.
We need to remember that even our eating and drinking
is to be done to the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31).”
– Jerry Bridges

“I am not here singling out those
who have a so-called ‘weight problem.’
Those of us who can eat what we please
without gaining weight may be more guilty of gluttony
and indulging the appetites of the body
than the person who struggles –often with failure –
to control his appetite for food.
On the other hand, the overweight person
should not excuse his failure.
We should all examine ourselves
as to whether we eat and drink to the glory of God,
recognizing that our bodies
are the temples of the Holy Spirit.”
- Jerry Bridges

1 comment:

nurselee said...

I should have read this BEFORE we left yesterday!!! Anyway, we both had a great time with the best friends!!! Hope your drive home was good. L