Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He rent his clothes
2 Kings 5:7
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, "Am I God? Can I kill or restore life? Why does he ask me to cure a man of his skin disease? Certainly you must see that he is looking for an excuse to fight me!"
2 Kings 19:1
When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and went to the Lord's temple.
1 Kings 21:27
When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and fasted. He slept in sackcloth and walked around dejected.
Is this really the kind of fasting I want? Do I want a day when people merely humble themselves, bowing their heads like a reed and stretching out on sackcloth and ashes? Is this really what you call a fast, a day that is pleasing to the Lord?