The Lenten Season has long been recognized in the Christian Faith as a time of introspection, repentance, and acknowledging our dependence on God. From the early centuries, many Christian writers have cautioned those walking in Christ to flee from the entrapments of sin and in particular “the seven deadly sins” that were sure to lead away from God and life and toward death. During the weeks of Lent, I shall focus these leadership devos upon the seven deadly sins.
Gluttony – “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor…” The Apostle Paul warns not to be like those “whose God is their stomach,” for they are earthly minded. It seems odd in our time to attach our eating to our spiritual life at all. But, is there something to consider about our constant longing for more, our refusal to be satisfied when our portion is bigger than most of the world’s? How does my eating reflect my faith? – Lord Jesus, save me, from my stomach too?