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Gospel Light Minute X with Daniel Whyte III
The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #47
December 01, 2017 Daniel Whyte III

Dia-do-chos of Photiki said, "When heavy with over-eating, the body makes the intellect spiritless and sluggish; likewise, when weakened by excessive abstinence, the body makes the contemplative faculty of the soul dejected and disinclined to concentrate. We should therefore regulate our food according to the condition of the body, so that it is appropriately disciplined when in good health and adequately nourished when weak."

According to The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, "More than half of those affected by obesity (around 50-60 percent) have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In cases of severe obesity, this figure is around 90 percent. OSA is a very serious breathing disorder. OSA occurs when excess fat in the neck, throat, and tongue block air passageways during sleep. This blockage causes apnea, which means a person stops breathing for a time. A person with OSA may have hundreds of apnea episodes each night. Apnea episodes reduce the amount of oxygen in a person's blood."

As we continue looking at this passage, we see that Moses, who himself is fed up with the complaining of the children of Israel, questions the idea that God will supply meat for them to eat in the wilderness for an entire month. As if God doesn't already know, he says, "The people are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month." Moses wants to know how over half a million men of fighting age will be fed meat for a whole month -- not counting women and children.

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