Fasting

Fasting and the Mission of God (Isaiah 58:1-12)

Isaiah 58:1-12 (ESV) True and False Fasting 58 “Cry aloud; do not hold back;    lift up your voice like a trumpet;declare to my people their transgression,    to the house of Jacob their sins.2 Yet they seek me daily    and delight to know my ways,as if they were a nation that did righteousness    and did not forsake the judgment of their God;they…

Fasting and the Restless Heart (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

Habakkuk 3:17-18 (ESV) Habakkuk Rejoices in the Lord 17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,    nor fruit be on the vines,the produce of the olive fail    and the fields yield no food,the flock be cut off from the fold    and there be no herd in the stalls,18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;    I will take joy in the God of…

Fasting to Be Seen (Matthew 6:16-18)

Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV) 16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your…