Many people think being overweight is a sin, which is not true. It is a sin however, to be a glutton. Skinny people can be gluttons as well as fat people. One of the reasons for obesity is gluttony, but that’s not always the case.
As believers we are to take care of our bodies so I strongly recommend eating healthy and exercising regularlybecause obesity does lead to health risks. Remember your body is God’s temple so do all things for the glory of God.
Weight loss is the hard part because many people resort to dangerous things like starvation and bulimia. God loves you so don’t be conformed to the world. Don’t be obsessed with body image and say, “the world and people on TV look like this so I need to look like this.”
Do not make your body image an idol in your life. Exercising is good, but do not make it an idol either. Do all things for the glory of God and honor God with your body.
“The only reason I’m fat is because a tiny body couldn’t store all this personality.”
Take care of your body
1. Romans 12:1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
2. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
3. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
4. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
5. 2 Peter 1:6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness.
6. Proverbs 23:20–21 Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.
7. Proverbs 23:2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.
8. Deuteronomy 21:20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.”
9. Proverbs 25:16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.
10. Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
11. 1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, orwhatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Don’t compare yourself to the world and worry about body image.
12. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
13. Ephesians 4:22-23 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds.
14. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God–what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.
15. Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Isaiah 43:4 Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.