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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #57
December 19, 2017 Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Judges 3:20-22

This is an uncomfortable subject for many of us, but if you listen and take heed, this particular series can not only change your life spiritually, but it can save your life physically.

In this passage, the obesity of Eglon serves as a warning against the effects of evil, complacency, and laziness. Eglon, apparently, loved to feast, and the word used to describe him as "fat" is the word typically reserved for a "fatted calf" or other animal who was well-fed and well-taken care of before a major feast. (Of course, the children of Israel, also reserved the fatted calf for religious sacrifices.) The concept of deliberately fattening a certain animals for a certain feast day shows, again, just how serious people can be about eating.

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