Gluttony Devotional: Tuesday, March 8

Pray for God to open your heart and mind to His Word.

Read Deuteronomy 21:18-21: If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

First, its a good thing we don’t live in Old Testament times or all of us would have been stoned to death!  Second, accountability is a good thing. Who can help you to not life a gluttonous life?

In what ways does that make you “stubborn” and “rebellious” like the son in the passage?

Pray that you will be receptive to the wisdom and accountability you have in you life so by God’s grace you’ll avoid excessive sinful living.