Eat and drink with moderation and thankfulness – Richard Baxter

Richard-Baxter

“Eat and drink with moderation and thankfulness for health, not for unprofitable pleasure. Never please your appetite in food or drink when it is prone to be detrimental to your health. Remember the sin of Sodom: ‘Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: she and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness’ (Ezekiel 16:49). The apostle Paul wept when he mentioned those ‘whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their minds on earthly things, being enemies to the cross of Christ’ (Philippians 3:18–19). O then do not live according to the flesh, lest you die (Romans 8:13).”

– Richard Baxter (1615-1691) The Digital Puritan

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s