Isaiah 58:6-7 KJV
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Many people know how powerful fasting is, when they require a thing or two from their god/diety. It is one common denominator across all religions, sects and secret groups, and I want to believe that their actions give them results, else they would have stopped.
For Christians, this chapter of Isaiah has become a cardinal one in all scripture, when it comes to fasting the right way. Jesus would later come to explain this in toto.
But Isaiah’s focus, as directed by Yahweh, was more on our actions that leverage the fast and make the fast meaningful. These actions he spells out in v6, 7, 9 & 10, focus more on the other person than on ourselves. These are the actions that give our fast substance and command a response from God.
Your fast could easily be a wasted time, like that of David, when he wanted to save his son with Bathsheba.
Back your fast with the right actions, so that your light will break forth as the morning… and the glory of the Lord be your rear guard (v8).
Have a blessed day.
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