Sometimes the Bible seems to point its finger at folks like me. I took these verses personally.
Oh listen, dear child—become wise; point your life in the right direction. Don’t drink too much wine and get drunk; don’t eat too much food and get fat. Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row, in a stupor and dressed in rags.(Proverbs 23:15, MSG)
When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down; eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick; And when you find a friend, don’t outwear your welcome; show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up.(Proverbs 25:16-17, MSG)
Take heart, folks. God loves us just the way we are.
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. The Spirit who gives life sets you free. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Therefore, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. The Spirit helps us in our weaknesses. We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(From Romans 8)
And I might add, neither fat nor thin…will separate us from the love of God.
Do I hear an Amen?