“Should We Fast”
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Bible has many things in which we are commanded to do. From the expressions of worship and relationships to other people and how frequently we should pray. when it comes to fasting, there is no place in scripture where the believer is instructed to pray.
The words “whenever you fast” found in Matthew 6:16 shows that Jesus expected his followers to practice such discipline. There are many examples in the Bible of people who abstain from certain things in order to get close to God.
It is important to know that fasting does not change God’s mind or speed up his answers to our request. Fasting helps us focus our attention on God alone. This will enabled us to listen and worship God wholeheartedly. Let us focus on God today.
Memory verse: Deuteronomy 6:5
Fasting of the body is food for the soul,” (John Chrysostom).