Posted by Craig Borlase on 25 February 2016

Jesus expected his followers to fast. But He didn’t expect them to make a big deal out of it. Why is it that that some people spend more time drawing attention to themselves than to their cause?

Thankfully Matthew 6:16-18 can help…

‘When you fast, do not look sombre 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. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 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.’

When it comes to fasting, there’s only one audience that matters.
Sometimes we forget that.

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