18 Bible Verses about Overcoming Gluttony

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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.

Philippians 3:19 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 50 helpful votes

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Job 23:10-12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

Romans 8:5-8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Proverbs 23:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite.

Romans 6:12-13 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

John 6:53 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

Ecclesiastes 10:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Happy are you, O land, when your king is the son of the nobility, and your princes feast at the proper time, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

John 6:48-51 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Psalm 131:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Romans 14:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean.

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