Fasting as Preparation
Fasting humbles us, increases focus, and makes us more accepting of God’s will.
Moses fasted 40 days preparing to receive the Law (Exodus 34:28). Daniel fasted 3 weeks before receiving his vision (Daniel 10:2-6). Elijah fasted 40 days before speaking with God (1 Kings 19:8). Jesus fasted 40 days preparing for temptation (Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13).
As a spiritual discipline, fasting increases faith, especially when accompanied by prayer. Fasting helps us devote ourselves to spiritual matters.
Fasting is not an end in itself – it gets us ready for what comes after.
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