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  Gluttony Bible Quotes & Promises
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Bible Quotes  
And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
(Deuteronomy 21:20,21)

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
(Proverbs 23:21)

For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
(Proverbs 30:21,22)

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
(Luke 12:19,20)

Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
(Philippians 3:19)

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Gluttony kills more than the sword.
--Proverb quotes

A big man is always accused of gluttony, whereas a wizened or osseous man can eat like a refugee at every meal, and no one ever notices his greed.
Robertson Davies quotes (Canadian Journalist and Author. 1913-1995)

Gluttony is not a secret vice.
Orson Welles quotes (American motion-picture actor, director, producer, and writer, 1915-1985)

Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As fire extinguished by an excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by an intemperate diet.
Burton quotes

The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful... or fun for that matter.
Dave Mustaine quotes

There is a difference between eating and drinking for strength and for mere gluttony.
Henry David Thoreau quotes (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
Peter De Vries quotes (American comic visionary, Editor, Novelist, Satirist and Linguist. 1910-1993)

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The Bible and Gluttony

Gluttony seems to be a sin that Christians like to ignore. We are often quick to label smoking and drinking as sins, but for some reason gluttony is accepted or at least tolerated. Many of the arguments used against smoking and drinking, such as health and addiction, apply equally to overeating. Many believers would not even consider having a glass of wine or smoking a cigarette but have no qualms about gorging themselves at the dinner table. This should not be!

Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.”

Physical appetites are an analogy of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits, such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us, but we are to have control over our appetites. (See Deuteronomy 21:20, Proverbs 23:2, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, and 2 Corinthians 10:5.) The ability to say “no” to anything in excess—self-control—is one of the fruits of the Spirit common to all believers (Galatians 5:22).

God has blessed us by filling the earth with foods that are delicious, nutritious, and pleasurable. We should honor God's creation by enjoying these foods and by eating them in appropriate quantities. God calls us to control our appetites, rather than allowing them to control us.8




Definition of Gluttony

- Noun
excessive eating and drinking.

gormandizing, intemperance, voracity.4     


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References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
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