Screwtape Study: Gluttony / Desire / The Same Old Thing
Read chapter 17 of the Screwtape Letters (either individually or as a Small Group - the chapters of the book are quite short).
We normally think of "Gluttony" as having to do with "eating too much food". As you consider the topic, and as you've read Chapter 17, make a summary list of all the things that would be covered under the Temptation of Gluttony:
Read Exodus 16:9-27
In regard to this account, consider gluttony. The issue with not gathering more than one day's supply wasn't "eating too much" … but what did gathering more than one day's supply indicate about their relationship with God Himself?
So what does Gluttony indicate about our keeping or not keeping of the 1st commandment?
Read II Samuel 11:1-5
What does this have to do with Gluttony?
Read II Kings 5:1-27
What do we learn about Gluttony here?
Read Proverbs 25:16-17
What do these verses have to say about Gluttony?
Gluttony is one of the "7 Deadly Sins" because it can be fatal to spiritual progress. In what way(s) would that be true?
Read Matthew 6:24-34
How does Jesus provide a positive way of looking at life and dealing with Gluttony?
In what area of your life do you need to let go of Gluttony / Desire / disgust with The Same Old Thing … and look more to God to give what He knows is best?
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