We are still working on restoration of the God’s “normal” in our weight loss journey.
Prior to the fall of Adam and Eve, they had no problems with weight. I say that because they had no problems with aging, sickness, disease, or even death. When they sinned, they turned over the dominion of the earth to satan who introduced all these things. Whereas God designed man to live forever, he began to age and die. God finally gave man 120 years. God warned Adam and Eve that this was the consequence of sin. It’s interesting to note that this “sin” revolved around eating. And for most of us, it still is the problem arena.
I wonder if we still fight the basic problem. God said they could freely eat of every tree in the garden, except from only one tree they couldn’t eat. Satan had a hand in the deception, but why did Adam and Eve eat from the forbidden one when they had probably thousands of others from which to eat? Isn’t that still the case today? We have so many good foods to eat, why do we eat the forbidden ones. Is that what sin is—wanting what you can’t have? I want that Twinkie even though it’s forbidden fruit.
By giving them a choice, God gave them freewill. We have that freewill to choose. If God doesn’t want me to eat Twinkies, then why did He allow someone to create them? That would take away our freewill. We still have the ability to choose good or bad. God has always held out the choice. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” (Deuteronomy 30:19) If you have any questions about which is best, He tells you the answer.
When it comes to eating, are there foods which are life and blessing—healthy, and some that are a curse—unhealthy? I’m sure we would get huge arguments over whether some foods like the Twinkie are not healthy. How about moderation? Did God say that Adam and Eve could taste the fruit on the forbidden tree but that was all? There was no moderation involved.
I’m saying all this because we face the same choice as Adam and Eve, not of course with the same consequence. We do have some important advantages.