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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
PROVERBIAL WISDOM SERIES
I CAN'T BELIEVE I ATE THE WHOLE THING (GLUTTONY)
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27 It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it
honorable to seek one's own honor.
28 Like a city whose walls are broken down is a
man who lacks self-control.
Charlie Shed has a book called "Devotion For Dieters", and
in it he has a letter that has been written to him. "Dear
I have been reading your book, The Fat Is In Your Head,
and I wonder if you have any special advice for me in my
situation. I have three children, twin boys who are five, and
a daughter who is almost three (thank heaven, isn't two the
most awful age?). I am married to a man I love. He has a good
job, and we like where we live. So, you might be wondering
what kind of problem I could have. Well, I'll tell you. It's
my weight. Right now I need to lose 30 pounds and do you know
I think I could do it if it wasn't that I get so terribly,
terribly tired. All these meals to cook, this big house to
keep clean, my husband to love, things going on at the church,
committee meetings, car-pool for kindergarten, all week
millions of things seem to be whirling around my head buzzing
for attention. So you probably know what happens. Every day
it is the same thing. I start out fine but before I know it
I'm off to the kitchen for a fast food fix. Then I feel guilty
and that makes me tired again, so I eat some more. Please, can
you help me? I have always been proud of my figure and so has
my husband but you should see me now! Gross! If I could just
handle this eating too much when I am tired, I think I could
make it. Do you know what I mean? Have you ever been this
way? Are there others around like me? And what did they do?"
How many of you have ever heard a sermon on gluttony?
Hold up your hand. How many of you have never heard one on
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