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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #24

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TEXT: Exodus 16:3-5

Joe McKeever said, "We think of gluttony, not as a spiritual issue, not as a sin against the Lord, but more as something that is not real smart, maybe unwise, a momentary indulgence that we will compensate for tomorrow. However, gluttony bears all the marks of a sin."
According to the American Sleep Foundation, "Sleep and excess weight do not make good bedfellows. Nearly 80 percent of older, obese Americans report having problems with sleep. Poor sleep contributes to a host of diseases including diabetes, heart disease and, ironically, obesity itself. Numerous studies link short sleep to expanding waistlines, including the Harvard Nurses' Study, which found that those who slumbered less than five hours a night were 15 percent more likely to gain weight than those who enjoyed at least seven hours of sleep."
This is an uncomfortable subject for many of us, but if you listen and take heed, this particular series can not only change your life spiritually, but it can save your life physically. 
From this passage, we are looking at how God's response to His people's complaining about food informs how we should think of our eating habits. As we have seen, we should first see food as a gift from God; as such, we should not abuse it by gluttony.