Pointless Fasting

Most Relevant Verses

2 Samuel 12:23

But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I’ll go to him, but he will never return to me.”

Isaiah 58:3

“Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?
We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”
“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,
and oppress all your workers.

Isaiah 58:4

You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.

Jeremiah 14:12

If they fast, I will not hear their cry of despair. If they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. Rather, I will finish them off by sword, famine, and plague.”

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