Why should people Fast?

I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on Fasting, and what the Bible says about it.  It is very interesting, since I don’t believe I have ever hear a pastor preach on the topic.

The last time, I explained what Fasting was, if we were required to do it, and how long we should do it.  If you want to read that, click here.

So why do people fast?  The motive should always be to get you closer to God, and should be combined with prayer and reading scripture.

Here are the Biblical reasons to Fast:

What’s the Bible have to say about Fasting?

Fasting isn’t something that just Christians do.  Other religions do it as well, like with Muslims during the month of Ramadan. For people of other faiths, or no-faith, fasting can be seen as a strange thing to do. Since I’ve been fasting recently, it has prompted me to research what the Bible has to say about fasting. I think it is important for us to understand, whether we choose to fast or not, so we can explain it to our children. This is part 1, where I will explain what is fasting, are we required to fast, and how long should we fast.  Part 2 will be next week where I dive into the reasons why people fast. Did you know that everyone fasts once per day? It is true.

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