February 26, 2024

Jesus Teaches About Fasting

Matthew 6: 16-18

16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


I have noticed that the message is the same, my actions should be motivated by pleasing God and getting closer to him so that I can be a blessing to others.


One way I can apply this principle to my life is to examine my heart and be real about why I am choosing to fast and how I am choosing to fast.


Lord if I am doing anything for the glory of man, help align my heart with your desire for me.