Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?
Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable day to the LORD?
and to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the LORD of the hosts and to the prophets, saying, Should we weep in the fifth month? Should we do abstinence as we have done these so many years?
Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of the hosts, when wilt thou have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these seventy years?
And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment; and these Gentiles shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
And when ye ate, and when ye drank, did ye not eat for yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? shall the LORD say. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he goats.
Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day to make your voice to be heard on high.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They already have their reward.
But they do all their works that they may be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments
He that observes the day, let him observe it unto the Lord; and he that does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He that eats, eats unto the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he that does not eat, unto the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat or drink or whatever ye do, do everything for the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 5:15
And that he died for all that those who live should not live from now on unto themselves, but unto him who died and rose again for them.
And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men,
Did you perchance offer me any sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness in forty years, O house of Israel?