Gluttony is considered to be one of the seven deadly sins in Christianity. Documented as excessive consumption of something, it is closely related to the behavior of greed or desire. Gluttony encourages mistreatment of your own body, whether you are over indulging in food or playing an excessive amount of video games as entertainment. Here is a collection of important Bible verses about gluttony to become familiar with.
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” – John 5:14-15
“But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.” – Matthew 6:17-18
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8
“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. “All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.” – Mark 7:21-23
“For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.” – Proverbs 23:21
“He who keeps the law is a discerning son, But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.” – Proverbs 28:7
“Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.” – Proverbs 23:19-21
“It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.” – Proverbs 25:27
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” – Philippians 4:5
“So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.” – Exodus 32:6
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7
“The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.” – Psalm 22:26
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” – Matthew 11:19
“When he had brought him down, behold, they were spread over all the land, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil that they had taken from the land of the Philistines and from the land of Judah.” – 1 Samuel 30:16
“When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.” – Proverbs 23:1-3
“When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.” – Proverbs 23:1
“Whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly thing.” – Philippians 3:19
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence.” – Matthew 23:25
“Yet they kept on sinning against him, rebelling against the Most High in the desert. They stubbornly tested God in their hearts, demanding the foods they craved. They even spoke against God himself, saying, “God can’t give us food in the wilderness.” – Psalm 78:17-19
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.