Scripture condemns an excessive greed for food. Its unrestrained self-indulgence often leads to deeper iniquity and represents a rejection of godly moderation.
Gluttony is a form of idolatry and therefore condemned as offensive to God
Eph 5:5; Php 3:19 See also Ps 10:3; Isa 22:12-14 Gluttony as escapism, trying to avoid God’s requirements; Zec 7:4-6 Even their religious feasts were nothing but self-indulgence; Mk 7:21-23; 1Co 6:9-10; 1Co 10:7; Col 3:5; Jas 5:5
Gluttony is closely linked with drunkenness
The destructive consequences of gluttony
Warnings against gluttony
Examples of gluttony
Ge 25:29-34 Esau putting food before his birthright; Nu 11:32 the children of Israel gorging on quail; 1Sa 30:16 an Amalekite raiding party; 1Ki 1:24-25 Adonijah feasting with his supporters; Da 5:1 King Belshazzar; Mt 11:19 pp Lk 7:34 Jesus Christ falsely accused of gluttony; Mt 23:25 pp Lk 11:39 the Pharisees; Mt 24:49 pp Lk 12:45 the irresponsible servant; Lk 15:13 the prodigal son; 2Pe 2:13-14 false teachers