The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony
Passage: Philippians 3:12-21
Intro: Gluttony is not about having an appetite that’s too big, but an appetite that’s too small . . .
What is the connection between spiritual fitness and joy? What happens to our spiritual fitness when we try to find ultimate joy in created things rather than in God Himself?
What has Jesus done to give you fullness of joy in Him? Why is citizenship in His kingdom worth more than anything else?
What happens to our spiritual fitness when we find our ultimate satisfaction in Christ? How does it shape the way I enjoy God’s good gifts (like food and drink)?
You can pray with us . . .
- Worship God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for creating everything good and richly giving us all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17). If creation is so good, how much better must the Creator be?
- How have you lived to serve your own appetites? How have you sought to satisfy your spiritual hunger with material things? Confess your self-indulgence to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and to help you hunger and thirst for His righteousness.
- Give thanks to Jesus for “making Himself nothing” in order to make you His own. Reflect on His self-denial to take the cross that you deserved so that you could share in His kingdom.
- Who do you know that lives as if material things were all that mattered? Ask God to open their eyes to how destructive it is to ignore Him.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pursue spiritual fitness with all the strength He supplies. Pray for more insight into the blessings of being a citizen of heaven!
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