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“Of Drunkards and Gluttons”


Proverbs 23: 20-21: “Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, or with gluttonous eaters of meat; for the heavy drinker and the glutton will come to poverty, and drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.” Two things: Notice how Solomon equates gluttons with drunkards? But how many guys do you see preaching hard against drinking who can’t even see their own feet because of their big bellies? Secondly, lest we get too judgmental, glutton is not the same as overweight. There are people who are thin, yet qualify as gluttons; there are others who are overweight but are not gluttons at all. You can’t judge from the outside.

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