- “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” -John 7:38.
The practice and religion of gluttony is a belief system more than it is series of habits. It is true that sometimes I will eat a little too much and regret it later, but gluttony is a chronic and detrimental religion. I call this practice a religion, because of what it takes to be a glutton. Like many other brands of sin, gluttony takes the human through a journey for which the destination is self-reliance. When one is a glutton they are saying that God is not sufficient to provide so I must enjoy life now beyond the fullest measure (this also applies to so many other areas in life). I must soak up as much pleasure as I can before it is gone forever.
God created enough for a reason. He wanted humanity to remember that it is He who provides, and He who we must hunger for. Hunger pains are built in reminders that we cannot function without an outside substance. Without the sacrifice of another life (plant, animal, etc.)
Stewardship of the body implies that we do not have ownership of ourselves. We are a possession of the most high king, and are meant for His glory. How can we do this if our beliefs and behavior do not match? If I love God, how will I show Him?
What pleases Him is a life that is dedicated to love, and sold out to giving Him glory. Not because God is full of Himself, but because the practice of loving God makes us better.
Cling to enough. Love what is good.
Prayer for today: Jesus, help me to remember that you are enough. Provide for me what I need today. Amen.
This post was written by Rev DeCrastos. You can find his blog here: www.ministrysauce.com