Everywhere you turn there is a billboard, pop up, magazine ad, newspaper ad, or commercial about losing weight! I would like to suggest to you that weight is like sin. Easy to add on but hard to get rid of. Truth is it's easy to find yourself indulge in sin but it is hard to alleviate that sin from your life. In fact, your sin might be gluttony (overeating). Let's consider a few similarities between weight and sin:
- Both are hazardous to your health. Sin is hazardous to your spiritual health while being overweight is hazardous to your physical health.
- Both have quick fixes. You can take weight loss pills and shed a few pounds. Likewise you can hear a good Word, get convicted of your sins, confess your sins, and ask forgiveness of your sins. However these things are only temporary fixes.
- Both require a lifestyle change. You can do 30 pounds in 30 days but if you don't make a lifestyle change the pounds will come back. Likewise you can feel convicted, pray, and ask forgiveness all day long but if you don't repent and guard your heart the sin will come back.
- Both can lead to low self-worth. Many people eat because they have low self-esteem and eating provides them comfort. Likewise many people sin because they have low self-esteem and want to be accepted.
As you can see weight and sin have a lot in common. Weight can be sin and sin can be a heavy weight to carry if left unresolved. God is concerned with the your holistic being: body, soul, and spirit. If you are going to get rid of the weight of sin it is going to require a lifestyle change emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Scripture Reference: 1 Timothy 4:8