es, gluttony, or gluttony, is a sin. Gluttony is the habit of overeating. It reflects a lack of self-control and can cause many health problems. It is important to have a balanced life, which is not dominated by food.
Our bodies need food to survive. Eating is also a pleasant experience, with many interesting flavors to explore. It is not wrong to like to eat and want delicious food. God created taste.
The problem is when we abuse it. It is normal to eat a little more than we should on a special occasion but this cannot become a habit. Gluttony causes many health problems:
- Sleepiness and laziness – Proverbs 23: 20-21
- Diseases of the heart, liver, bones, joints …
Overeating is also a waste of food and money. Spending on fine food and then health care can lead to financial ruin. Gluttony becomes an addiction; it’s hard to stop eating. It starts with the decision to eat more than is necessary but then the body gets used to it and creates the illusion that it needs to eat so much.
Gluttony is a form of abuse. It can destroy us. God has given us good things to be enjoyed in a healthy and moderate way ( 1 Corinthians 6:12 ). When we let ourselves be dominated by gluttony, food becomes an idol that we serve. Gluttony competes against God for the first place in our lives.
How to overcome gluttony?
We can overcome gluttony with self-control and with God’s help. Self-control is the power to say “no” to excess and is a result of the Holy Spirit’s action in our lives (
Galatians 5: 22-23
). Ask God for self-control.
Gluttony can be a symptom of a lack of communion with God. When our main satisfaction is not from God, there is a tendency to overdo it in other areas of life. God is the only thing that is impossible to have in excess. Ask God to have more appetite for Him and less for food. Try to have an ever deeper relationship with Him.
Set limits. Each person’s body reacts differently to food. Analyze your diet, experiment and find out what is good and healthy for you. Don’t let gluttony become a habit. In a resourceful society, where overeating is normal, this can be difficult at first but over time you stop wanting to overdo it.