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Dark Night of the Soul - Book I, Chapter VI Summary & Analysis

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The sin of spiritual gluttony is one to which new believers are especially prone. This is because of the sweetness of spiritual exercises and gluttonous Christians come to crave this sweetness. The believer may go to extremes and will not stop an exercise even when ordered. God desires discretion, which spiritual gluttons do not have. It would be better for them not to participate in the exercises at all. These gluttonous Christians mistake their sensual desires for the desires of God and often become angry when not allowed to do what they desire.

Spiritual gluttony can cause the new believer to confess to and commune with God too often. Those suffering with spiritual gluttony miss the point of praise and worship and seek only the sweetness found in these activities. Spiritual gluttons fail to understand that God works in...

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