NUTRITION 101 GLUTTONY

Gluttony is generally defined as “excessive eating.” In the Bible, the word glutton and its variants are often mentioned alongside drunkenness. There-fore, it is clear that a glutton is someone who eats more than is healthy or eats excessively and that such behavior is considered sinful.

First, overeating is an unhealthy practice.

Second, overeating is a wasteful use of resources.

Third, overeating is incompatible with following God’s law; therefore, gluttony is sinful. Also, the fact that “glutton” was one of the false accusations aimed at Jesus shows that gluttony was considered a sin by the Jews.

Fourth, gluttony is associated with laziness, which is not pleasing to God (2 Thessalonians 3:10).