The passage for today’s message is Matthew 6:16-18. Jesus is doing some teaching on not being like the hypocrites.
If Jesus fasted, why shouldn’t we? Why don’t we? Both Testaments of Scripture are full of examples of fasting.
Fasting, like athletics, requires training, practice. Will we train to run the race?
The spiritual disciplines are practices or activities that train us or give us power to live in the goodness of the Kingdom.
Our quest is to live in the kingdom, immersed in the power and love of God, not to see how many disciplines we can practice.
- Think of fasting as feasting on God.
- Think of fasting as caring.
In summary, fasting is in a way the Great Commandment, love God and neighbor.