God wants you to be FAT.
There is no doubt about it.
But probably not the kind of fat you’re thinking of!
That is what you were thinking of, right? Well, if so, God definitely doesn’t want you to be that kind of fat. There are many passages in the Bible that tell us gluttony is wrong.
So what do I mean – God Wants You To Be Fat!?
Before I tell you the verse, there is a word in it that has a completely different meaning than the way we use that word today. That word is “liberal.” The verse I’m getting ready to share has nothing to do with Democrats or people who are the opposite of conservatives (regardless of their body size). It has to do with folks who give freely and fully.
“The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.” – Proverbs 11:25.
There are countries today where people are literally starving to death. It’s easier for Americans to think it only happens in other countries, but there are people right here on our own soil who do not get enough to eat. People right here in America who would love to be able to walk into their kitchens, open their refrigerators, and take some food out to eat. Those of us that have that privilege ought to thank God for it daily.
The liberal soul referenced above is talking about the soul who says, “I have extra food in my house. I’m going to give it to someone in need.”
God says that person isn’t going to find themselves sitting on a park bench begging for food. He will make sure the person who gives liberally has fat on their bones. Not an unhealthy fat necessarily, but they won’t find themselves so thin you can see their ribs sticking out either. God wants us to give liberally. That’s why the second part of that verse says the person who watereth will be watered also himself.
This verse kind of goes along with what I talked about in the article What Goes Around Comes Around. If we ignore those who have needs, we will eventually find ourselves being the one with unmet needs. If we go out of our way to help others, God will repay us for those deeds as well.
If you would like to read more on the subject of feeding the hungry, please read Matthew 25:35-40.