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What is Gluttony, Really? What the Bible Really Says About Gluttony

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Today Heather digs into the topic of gluttony. So many of us have been taught in the church that gluttony equals overeating. We've felt shame, guilt, and stress as we've tried to not be "gluttonous" in the way we've related to food. And, in that desire and pursuit of not committing this sin, we've been co-opted by the myths and rules of diet culture. We've learned that going back for seconds or enjoying Thanksgiving dinner is gluttony. But, does the Bible really connect gluttony to food and our enjoyment of it? Does the Bible really say that gluttony is eating more calories than we need? Does God really watch every bite we eat waiting for us to cross the line into gluttony when we eat? You'll be surprised by all the helpful, Biblical truth in this episode as we dig in to what the Bible really says about gluttony.

Main Takeaways from this Episode:

  1. The enemy has held us in guilt and shame and condemnation around Gluttony according to a standard that is not the Bible standard at all.
  2. If you're trying to do intuitive eating and it feels uncomfortable because your body keeps telling you you're hungry and you're eating more than you used to eat, that is not gluttony.
  3. Gluttony is about your heart, not about what's on your plate.

Helpful resources:

But What About Gluttony by Kevin DeYoung

Philippians 3:17-19

Proverbs 23

Today's episode is sponsored by Classical Conversations. If you're looking for a great way to homeschool your children in community with other Christians, check out Classical Conversations. Visit: www.classicalconversations.com/comparedtowho for more information.

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