The true fast

In chapter 58 of the book of Isaiah we will review a little about the true fast, since the people of Israel fasted asking for justice to God and believing themselves worthy of God, but they had turned away from God after idolatry, had moved away from their laws, in short, they had rebelled totally before God. May the Lord free us from believing that we are well when deep down we know that we are bad and we deeply need God. 

The Bible says speaking to the people of Israel:

3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
‘and you have not seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
and you have not noticed?’

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
and exploit all your workers.

4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
and expect your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
only a day for people to humble themselves?
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast,
a day acceptable to the Lord?

Isaiah 58:3-5

Many times we feel that we sacrifice ourselves, we pray, we ask, and we never see our prayers answered, and sometimes we forget something, and is that the point is not so much our corporal sacrifice, there is something much deeper, and is that we be obedient to His Word, that we live a consecrated life for Him, and this includes being separated from the things that God does not like.

Why do we sacrifice ourselves or what do we fast for? Do we do it because we want to please God or simply because of a program we have created? Fasting is not for us to think ourselves more spiritual than everyone else, fasting is a way for us to show God that our relationship with Him interests us, that we want to take a separate moment to get closer to Him.

Also the fast is presented by Jesus as a way to humble ourselves, to learn to be more humble. The people of Israel fasted but did not have this very clear. It is good to have clearly what fasting really is: The true fasting is having a full relationship with our Creator, not believing that we are someone, but that God is everything.

6 thoughts on “The true fast

  • April 12, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Thanks slot I have learned more about fasting

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    • April 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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      THANK YOU JESUS FOR ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME OF MY SINS I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH EACH DAY JESUS WITHOUT YOUR HELP THANK YOU LORD FOR GIVING ME YOUR TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR AND GLORY AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    AMEN AMEN AMEN.

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  • April 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    The true fast
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    Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
    only a day for people to humble themselves?
    Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
    and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
    Is that what you call a fast,
    a day acceptable to the Lord? Isaiah 58:5

    The true fast is devoted to show repentance before the Lord God for sins commited. The goal is achieve the remission of them. King David and other people of God were told to fast in sackcloth and ashes.

    Pharissees and other religious people wanted to show repentance by external signals but their hearts was not moves to a true fast, so the Lord God do not pleased of them because their depraved hearts.

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