What does the Bible say about… Fasting

The Bible says at least 5 things about Fasting

1. Fasting develops and fosters humility and repentance in a believer.

Joel 2:12

Luke 2:37

2. Fasting forces dependence on the Lord.

Esther 4:16

Ezra 8:21

Acts 14:23

3. Fasting brings about nearness to God.

Matthew 9:14-15

4. Fasting is not for the purpose of earning favor with God or favor with man.

Matthew 6:16–17

5. Fasting was a practice of Christ.

Matthew 4:1-4

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