HUMBLED BY FASTING
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
One clear benefit is fasting aids in producing humility. The essence of humility is that we do not think of ourselves at all. Those who are genuinely humble will not even realize they are humble, but will simply go about their business. Fasting is a means of developing a self-less attitude, taking the focus off ourselves and placing it on God.
The danger in having plenty is that we can easily forget God, thinking we have earned what God has blessed us wit by our own work or merit. When we fast, however, it turns our attention to God and keeps us from trying to live independently of Him.
The big picture benefit of fasting is self-denial and not just from food.
Any kind of fasting reminds us that our bodies and pleasures are not our masters.
This why, while not commanded, fasting is of great spiritual value, for when we deny ourselves a want or need to focus on God instead, we will rediscover the joy of spending time with Him, and will rediscover the joy of spending time with him, and most importantly, deepen our intimacy with Him.
Father God, we want to draw closer to You. Keep us humbled before You and grant us the discipline to spend time on a regular basis alone with You. Thank You, Lord .Amen
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