In Ezekiel 16 v 49 we can read the following:
Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
And in Luke 17 v 26-30 we can read this:
26 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. 29 But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 “It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed
Just like the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah 4000 year ago, the western world has an abundance of food. Our generation, like never before in history, has an overwhelming choice of fruits, vegetables, meat, beverages and spices. You name it, you can buy it. These are a blessing from the Lord, but it is sad to see that we are not handling this abundance correctly. Many people are over-eating and develop an eating addiction or disorder. Food producers, in order to raise the sales numbers, are putting more sugar in their products to make them sweeter and therefore easier to get addicted too. The result is an ever growing, global and major obesity problem. To make even more money, food producers are also adding cheap and unhealthy ingredients to ensure a longer shelf life for their products.
And there is more to the story. On the other side of the spectrum we can see social media being overflowed with influencers, products and advertisements to stay fit, healthy and in shape. Fitness, health and dietary experts fill the online space with messages of clean and healthy eating. There is a lot of money to be made in fitness focused products.
The bible predicts that before the second coming of Christ, people will be focusing on food like in the days of Sodom. Food has indeed become an idol for many people. Wether this means overeating, food addiction, eating disorders or an other form of unhealthy food focus, the heart of the matter stays the same. Food is an idol for lots of people.
God has given us food to enjoy, but we must be wise in how we process food, what we eat and how much we eat from it. Ask the Lord to guide you in all aspects of your life, so also in what you eat. God bless you.