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Gluttony

Also called: Drunkenness, Obesity
Excessive desire for food and drink.

Top Bible Verses about Gluttony

Exodus 32:6

And they started early the next day, and they offered burnt offerings, and they presented fellowship offerings, and the people sat to eat and drink, and they rose up to revel. Read Exodus 32:6

Proverbs 23:20–21

Do not be among drinkers of wine, among gluttonous eaters of their meat. For the drunkard and gluttonous, they will become poor, and with rags, drowsiness will clothe them. Read Proverbs 23:20–21

Ecclesiastes 6:7

All of a man’s toil is for his mouth— yet his appetite is never satisfied. Read Ecclesiastes 6:7

Titus 1:12–14

A certain one of them, one of their own prophets, has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true, for which reason reprove them severely, in order that they may be sound in the faith, not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of people who turn away from the truth. Read Titus 1:12–14

1 Peter 4:3–4

For the time that has passed was sufficient to do what the Gentiles desire to do, having lived in licentiousness, evil desires, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties, and wanton idolatries, with respect to which they are surprised when you do not run with them into the same flood of dissipation, and so they revile you. Read 1 Peter 4:3–4

Famous Christian Quotes About Gluttony, Drunkenness, Obesity

Using and Misusing Material Blessings

Ivory and gold and riches of all kinds are certainly blessings of divine providence, not only permitted, but expressly designed for the use of men; nor are we anywhere prohibited to laugh, or to be satiated with food, or to annex new possessions to those already enjoyed by ourselves or by our ancestors, or to be delighted with musical harmony, or to drink wine. This indeed is true; but amidst an abundance of all things, to be immersed in sensual delights, to inebriate the heart and mind with present pleasures, and perpetually to grasp at new ones, these things are very remote from a legitimate use of the divine blessings.

John Calvin

Condemn Drunkenness, Not Wine

When other men sin, do you find fault with God’s gifts? And what great madness is this? What? Did the wine produce this evil? Not the wine, but the intemperance of those who take an evil delight in it. Say then, “Would there were no drunkenness, no luxury.” But if you say, “Would there were no wine,” you will say, going on by degrees, “Would there were no steel,” because of the murderers; “no night,” because of the thieves; “no light,” because of the informers; “no women,” because of adulteries. And, in a word, you will destroy all.

John Chrysostom

Avoid Too Much Food and Too Much Sleep

The hiccupping of those who are loaded with wine, and the snortings of those who are stuffed with food, and the snoring rolled in the bed-clothes, and the rumblings of pained stomachs, cover over the clear-seeing eye of the soul, by filling the mind with ten thousand fantasies. And the cause is too much food, which drags the rational part of man down to a condition of stupidity. For much sleep brings advantage neither to our bodies nor our souls; nor is it suitable at all to those processes which have truth for their object, although agreeable to nature.

Clement of Alexandria
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