Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Our temple is our body

The Body is a Temple

“It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glory to search out one’s own glory.” Proverbs 25:27 - Proverbs 25:27

Christianity teaches that the body is the temple of God’s spirit and that we are to take care of our bodies. But gluttony and obesity in America are at epidemic levels, as are eating disorders.

The original intent of those who suffer from eating disorders, mainly teenage girls, is to take control of their bodies by eating less. But, over time, they can become obsessed by controlling their food intake in a way that is similar to gluttony, but with the opposite effect.

There are three main types of these eating disorders:

Anorexia—eating too little or being rigidly obsessed with avoiding perceived unhealthy foods.

Bulimia—binge eating and then throwing up or taking laxatives to avoid weight gain.

Exercise Bulimia—an obsession with exercise without enough caloric intake to replace the caloric output.

Each of these can bring great harm to the body. And like all addictions, whether food, booze, drugs, or sex, the addictions are substitutes for the place of God in the addicted person’s life.

If you suffer from an addiction that harms your body, seek God’s forgiveness and His help. Then, find others who can assist you in achieving victory over the unhealthy addiction.

I read all this and totally agree I just have to say withmy time benign limited all I can think about at this moment is a huge warm roll from a donut chain. I would be so sammy

1 comment:

Dale Dyer said...

Can we come by today & bring you some
"Hot off the press" Krispy Kremes? We
love you! Dale & Samantha