The Purpose of Fasting, Part 3


Matthew 6:16-18 – “And when you fast…” Jesus explains, in this passage, how you should fast, but not why you should fast.

Ponder Gilliland said, “The important thing is not just fasting, but why you are fasting… I am fasting because I feel the Holy Spirit has prompted me to fast for some reason, purpose, and sometimes even for no indicated purpose at all except to fast.” But for some reason, I feel this quote on why one should fast inadequate and unsatisfying. Thus my question still remains unanswered.


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