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Fasting


1. Spirit of, explained. Isa 58:6,7.

2. Not to be made a subject of display. Mt 6:16-18.

3. Should be to God. Zec 7:5; Mt 6:18.

4. For the chastening of the soul. Ps 69:10.

5. For the humbling of the soul. Ps 35:13.

6. Observed on occasions of

a. Judgments of God. Joe 1:14; 2:12.

b. Public calamities. 2Sa 1:12.

c. Afflictions of the Church. Lu 5:33-35.

d. Afflictions of others. Ps 35:13; Da 6:18.

e. Private afflictions. 2Sa 12:16.

f. Approaching danger. Es 4:16.

g. Ordination of ministers. Ac 13:3; 14:23.

7. Accompanied by

a. Prayer. Ezr 8:23; Da 9:3.

b. Confession of sin. 1Sa 7:6; Ne 9:1,2.

c. Mourning. Joe 2:12.

d. Humiliation. De 9:18; Ne 9:1.

8. Promises connected with. Isa 58:8-12; Mt 6:18.

9. Of hypocrites

a. Described. Isa 58:4,5.

b. Ostentatious. Mt 6:16.

c. Boasted of, before God. Lu 18:12.

d. Rejected. Isa 58:3; Jer 14:12.

10. Extraordinary Exemplified

a. Our Lord. Mt 4:2.

b. Moses. Ex 34:28; De 9:9,18.

c. Elijah. 1Ki 19:8.

11. National Exemplified

a. Israel. Jdj 20:26; Ezr 8:21; Es 4:3,16; Jer 36:9.

b. Men of Jabesh-gilead. 1Sa 31:13.

c. Ninevites. Jon 3:5-8.

12. Of Saints Exemplified

a. David. 2Sa 12:16; Ps 109:24.

b. Nehemiah. Ne 1:4.

c. Esther. Es 4:16.

d. Daniel. Da 9:3.

e. Disciples of John. Mt 9:14.

f. Anna. Lu 2:37.

g. Cornelius. Ac 10:30.

h. Christians. Ac 13:2.

i. Apostles. 2Co 6:5.

j. Paul. 2Co 11:27.

13. Of the wicked-Exemplified

a. Elders of Jezreel. 1Ki 21:12.

b. Ahab. 1Ki 21:27.

c. Pharisees. Mr 2:18; Lu 18:12.