Matthew 6:16-18: When You Fast: The How and Why of Fasting

Matthew 6:16-18: When You Fast: The How and Why of Fasting

What is fasting? Does Jesus expect Christians too fast today? Many Christians do not know what to do with fasting. Perhaps they have never known someone who has fasted or they do not understand the purpose of it. Others question whether it is something that people today are supposed to practice or if it was simply something the Jewish people were expected to do. In this passage, Jesus speaks to the wrongs and rights of fasting as we consider this lost Christian discipline.