Bible Study Outline on Gluttony

What is Gluttony?

Gluttony means being overweight. Usually, gluttony is caused by overeating. Overeating can cause you to grow fat. The consequence of overeating and being an obese is that you will be struck with all kinds of illnesses. Examples of diseases caused by gluttony include congestive heart failure, enlarged heart, cor pulmonate, varicose vain, polucystic ovarian syndrome, gastrointestinal disease and etc.


Why Gluttony is a Sin?

Gluttony is a sin. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit so you must take care of it (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). If you did not take care your body, you are sinning against God. Because your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, you must use it to glorify God in every way. Most people become fat because of eating food that contain high cholesterol and fat or overeat. We should only eat as much as we need everyday. We should only eat food that are nutritious and necessary for the body to be kept healthy. In Proverbs 30:8, we should only eat food that are needful for us.


Overeating is self indulgence. Christians must die to their flesh and not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Greed for food is a lust of the flesh. Born again Christians must carry their cross and live for Jesus Christ. To live for Jesus Christ, you must put God first in your life. If you are greed for food, you are not putting God first because God’s commandments forbids greed and self interest. Whatever you do must give Jesus a good testimony so that God’s name can be glorified (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17; 1 Peter 4:11). If you are an obese, people will not be able to see the life of Jesus Christ in you. You must live your life in a way that makes people also want to come to know Jesus Christ.


In Proverbs 23:2, put a knife to your throat if you have a lot of appetite. In Proverbs 23:20-21, we must not be drunkards or gluttonous of meat, for drunkard and glutton will end up in poverty and slumber will cause them to be clothed in rags. In Luke 21:34, we should take heat lest our hearts become overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this life and that day come upon you unawares. In Proverbs 28:7, whosoever keep the law is a wise man but he that is a companion of glutton shame his father. In Proverbs 23:20, don’t join the people who drink wine or gorge on meat excessively.


How to Avoid Obesity?


One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is self control (Galatians 5:19-26). We must have self control in everything. Too much food is not good for the body. We should eat moderately. To avoid obesity, you should eat slowly and not eat rashly. Eating rashly cause you to put more food into your mouth. As a result, you will end up eating more food.


You should be active in your daily lifestyle. You should move around frequently and not just sit on the chair for the whole day. There are many different types of activities you can do every day to live an active lifestyle including climb stairs, park far away from the building and walk to the destination, swimming, playing badminton, do household chores, jogging, workout at home and etc. You can spend 10 ‘“ 15 minutes to do workout exercises every day. There are so many websites that provide free information on how to exercise at home.


You should avoid eating food that contain high cholesterol and fat such as fried food, oily food, pork, red meat and etc. Eating junk food can cause you to become fat because it contains a lot of chemicals. These chemicals can be stored in your body as cellulite fat. Instead, you should eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. In Isaiah 55:2, we should eat what is good and delight in rich food.


Drinking water can help you to prevent obesity. Drinking water can flush away the toxics that cannot be digested by the stomach. If you drink very few cups of water per day, the toxic can be stored in various parts of the body and turned to fat.


You should avoid taking part in diet plan. Instead, you should exercise and eat nutritious food to keep a healthy body weight. You can pray to God and ask him to help you to lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight. After praying, you must not grumble and say negative things. The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity so is the tongue among your body members. It defiles the whole body and set fire on the course of nature and it is set on fire of hell. You should give glory and thanks to God until God has accomplish it in your life.