This week’s blog posts will be sharing excerpts from the book, A Walk in the Wilderness: The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting.
pg 76 — “Fasting should never be reduced to mere ritual. In Isaiah’s day, the Jewish people would wear sackcloth and cover their heads with ashes. Everyone knew who was fasting. It was visible. We can use times of fasting to put on a spiritual show if we want to. We might be able to impress a few people, but ultimately we are wasting our time with God. Man looks at our outward appearance, but God is always looking straight into our hearts.
1 Samuel 16:7 — For the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”