Tuesday, 14 April 2015

About Gluttony

Did you know that eating excessively is sinful and totally disallowed by God?God condemns it passionately(Deut 21:20, Prov 23:1,20; 25:16,1Pet4:3).This sin when  summed up in one word is called 'gluttony'.Yes! You may have to rethink before ordering for an extra plate of rice.

Gluttony, according to Thomas Acquinas- the Medieval theologian,
is not only the desire of eating and drinking, but an INORDINATE DESIRE.. leaving the order of reason, wherein the good of moral virtue consists."

The above definition indicates that Gluttony is not only about excessive eating, it is about excess of anything e.g television, entertainment, toys,fashion accessories, sex, or company.

According to the Holy Spirit Interactive website,there are at least three forms of Gluttony:

●Wanting more pleasure from something than it was made for.
●Wanting it exactly our way (delicacy).
●Demanding too much from people (excessive desire for other people's time or presence)

I really do not know how true it is but I have once read an online article where it is categorically stated that gluttonous people will end up in hell fire and be force-fed with rats, toads, and snakes.That sounds scary isn't it?The punishment is gravely formidable.

God prefers those who fast and pray rather than those who eat voraciously and desire immoderately.Truly, when God feeds you, you can never be hungry.
Let's quickly examine the story of Daniel in the book of Daniel chapter one.
Daniel resisted the food offered by King Nebuchadnezzar but God sustained him.For 10 days he abstained from food,yet the bible recorded that his countenance "appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the Kings meat Dan1:15"

Gluttony of any kind is unacceptable, avoid it like a plague. I can closely associate it with lasciviousness(which I will write about soon).

Now you know that gluttony is not restricted to overeating, it involves too much desire for anything you may want to think of.

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