Quotes of Author: Chris-donato
Two mistakes accompany most discussions on gluttony.The first is that it only pertains to those with a less than shapely waistline; the second is that it always involves food. In reality, it can apply to toys, television, entertainment, sex, or relationships. It is about an excess of anything.
Reference: Gluttony and Temperance, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 12-13, Used by Permission.
Gluttony, which is admittedly a matter of the heart, is nonetheless often limited by our bodies. If we eat in excess, many times our bodies let us know. If we are too fussy about having everything just so, we’ll be told to do it ourselves. If we demand too much from others, they will not want to be around us. And all these can serve as catalysts to change.
Reference: Gluttony and Temperance, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 13, Used by Permission.
This…principle applies to any good thing that God has created. Surely we are to enjoy them (this is no call to rigid self-denial), but we are not to consume them with ravenous gluttony, demanding more from these simple pleasures than Spirit-filled prudence allows.
Reference: Gluttony and Temperance, Tabletalk, May 2008, p. 12, Used by Permission.