Isaiah 58 – God’s Chosen Fast

“Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke? “Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? “Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.” (NASB95)

In Isaiah 58:6-8, God says He has chosen fasts that:

  • Loosen the bonds of wickedness
  • Undo heavy burdens
  • Let the oppressed go free
  • Break every yoke
  • Give bread to the hungry and provide the poor with housing
  • Allow the people’s light to break forth like the morning
  • Cause their health to spring forth speedily
  • Cause their righteousness to go before them, and
  • Cause the glory of the Lord to be their rear guard

We start our 21 day fast tomorrow, 01-16-11. Pray that God will honor your fast?

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