Covenant Fellowship Greensboro

Fasting: How, When, Why

Fasting was one of three ways (giving alms and prayer the other two) the pious Israelite would have expressed his or her religious zeal for the Lord. While Jesus expected that his disciples would eventually have a need to fast he also expressed that while he was present on earth it was not time to do so. A summary regarding fasting from the Old Testament and Jesus' statements regarding it help us see how, when and why we should fast.