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Monday, July 22, 2013

Fat Souls!

In a time when many are obsessed with diet, exercise, fitness, losing and maintaining weight, healthy eating, etcetera, etcetera, we sometimes lose sight of the most important issue.

Our soul.

The Bible has a lot to say about leanness and fatness when it comes to the soul. I think it is super-interesting that God’s value system is exactly the opposite of our body ideal.

(I could go on a rant here, but I’ll refrain. Suffice it to say that our body-image ideals are totally fashion. What’s fashionable now, unfortunately, is waif-thin and extremely tall. If you are naturally that shape, you are “in.” If you’re like 95% of the women in the world, well . . . . But that’s a topic for another day.)

God says fat is “in.” Of course, he’s not talking about obese bodies. He’s talking about very healthy souls!

How do you get a godly-healthy fat soul?

“Eat” God’s Word.
  • How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalm 119:103)
  • Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts (Jeremiah 15:16).

Go to church.
  • They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures (Psalm 36:8).

Delight in God’s blessings.
  • Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness (Psalm 65:11).
  • He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee (Psalm 81:16).
  • And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD (Jeremiah 31:14).
  • And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ (Romans 15:29).
  • And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19).

Share God’s blessings.
  • The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself (Proverbs 11:25). 

Listen to the Lord.
  • Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness (Isaiah 55:2b).

Follow God’s guidance.
  • And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not (Isaiah 58:11). 

Worship God.
  • As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness (Psalm 17:15).
  • The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever (Psalm 22:26).
  • And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace (John 1:16). 

“Chubby” souls come from lives that please God. Only God gives total satisfaction. He helps us to gain spiritual weight when we fill up with spiritual food.

How’s your soul? Is it fat and happy?


  1. Thanks for linking up at the Baptist Missionary Women blog! I loved this post. If you'd ever like to do a guest post for our blog, please let me know.


    1. I'd love to! Let me know what you have in mind and when you want something, and I'll be glad to write for you.

      Thanks for your visit, Jen! I'm excited about meeting more of you--or should I say "us"?

  2. Love love love this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Charity, for your visit. God bless you!

  3. Muy bueno y que razón, esta semana no pude acudir a la iglesia un día y me siento vacía, como si algo me faltara.


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