Bulimia Nervosa – an eating disorder

Bulimia Nervosa was a cultural condition in the ancient world. Romans used to tickle their throat to induce vomit after eating the first course in a feast, and special vomitorium did exist. Then again eat the next course, repeat it. Roman emperors Claudius and Vitellius were bulimic. Wisdom literature warns to place a knife in your throat if you are addicted to glutton. There are also principles given to remain healthy. (Proverbs 23: 1-4)
1) Delicacies: There are delicacies that are dangerous to health. When millions are suffering hunger, there are others who are seeking new cuisine daily from various parts of the world.
2) Deceptive food: For some people they need to control for health reasons. However, cravings for deceptive food could be fatal. A person suffering due to diabetes could crave for sweets, which is deceptive food for him.
3) Discern: Healthy food, within our budget and means, is the best option. What is on our table does not determine our status as some people think. God has promised to bless bread and water, and to take away sickness. (Exodus 23:25) Contentment and faith is the best nutrition and effective immune against sickness.
4) Desist: Gluttony is unhealthy, dangerous and could be fatal. People of Sodom were overfed, with that came pride and prosperous ease that led to their destruction. (Ezekiel 16:49)
Sadly, for some people food becomes an idol. (Philippians 3:19) It is better to have good sleep than to be a glutton. (Ecclesiastes 5:12) David sings: “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.” (Psalms 4:7) David understood, his priority was the Word of God that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord and not daily bread. (Matthew 4:4) God’s presence, worship, listening to his word and doing His Will are greater than choice food. (John 4:34) Disciples should learn to enjoy as David did in His presence, rather than perishing food as people sought. (John 6:27)
Do I rejoice in the Lord than the best food of the world?