7 Reasons Why the Church Struggles With Gluttony

Dear Roger,

I am a glutton. I know I am because I weigh too much. My BMI is just inside of obese. I’ve tried Weight Watchers and Slimfast and support groups. I’ve counted calories. Three times in my life I have crashed dieted and lost over 50 pounds.

Unfortunately, within three months I gained it all back. I’m obese and losing the battle instead of losing the fat.

Any biblical help would be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely, Over-eater

Dear Over-eater,

I have never taken an accidental bite of my food in my life. Unfortunately, I’ve taken too many bites. I, too, have too much fat.

Nevertheless, I feel somewhat qualified to answer your question–especially because I know that I can share with you what the Bible says about how to get victory over gluttony.

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more food than we require.