Most people would say that they occasionally eat too much. You might hear someone say, “Oh, I’m too stuffed!” or “I shouldn’t have eaten seconds!” I assume that all of us know what that's like. However, a person that occasionally eats too much is not necessarily a glutton. Here’s my definition of a glutton -
A person who continuously (regularly) eats an abundance of food beyond their fill in order to satisfy a longing of the soul.
Gluttony is an addiction to food. It is an idol. It is a god. It has a place in your heart that only God should fill. My freedom journey started when I saw the sin of gluttony as one would view a …
- Drug addict taking another snort.
- Porn addict clicking on another site.
- Alcoholic having another sip.
Even though the world accepts it and the church excuses it, gluttony is still a sin. I was addicted to a sin that nailed my Savior to the cross. Jesus agonized, suffered, and died in obedience to the Father for the sake of my sin (Colossians 1:19-23).
This realization is foundational for a person wanting freedom from the sin of gluttony. You must:
1) See your sin as God sees it. (Proverbs 23:19-21, Proverbs 28:6-7)
2) Confess it to Him. (1 John 1:9)
3) Run to the Savior! (Jeremiah 29:13)
In my next post, I plan to describe the steps I took in running to the Savior.