Read: Deuteronomy 8:3
Gluttony can be defined as habitual overeating. Overeating is a kind of idolatry, where food becomes an addiction. Some people tend to become obese because of overeating unhealthy foods like burgers, pizzas, cakes, etc., when they are sad or happy and not caring for their bodies. Some overeat for the sake of entertaining their friends. Prov. 23:21 says that gluttony will lead to poverty. Crave for the right kind of food, spiritual food, which is the Word of God. The Bible says, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord” (Deut. 8:3).
Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for eating bread and lentil stew (Gen. 25:29-34). To sell one’s birthright is like selling one’s wedding ring to eat a sandwich. Birthright gave the title to family name and a chief portion of the inheritance to their future generations. Esau’s greed cost him his spiritual position that God had intended for him.
The Israelites sinned against God when they grumbled for having to eat manna. They desired to eat meat. “They sinned even more against Him by rebelling against the Most High in the wilderness. And they tested God in their heart by asking for the food of their fancy. Yes, they spoke against God: They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?” (Ps. 78:17-19).
Take care of your body, by consuming the right food and do not overeat. “You are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you. If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are” (1 Cor. 3:16-17). “Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1). By consuming the Word of God, you will be spiritually nourished. If you eat the Living Bread (Word of God), you will live forever with Jesus (John 6:51).