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The Discipline Of Fasting

By S. W. McGarvey, Sr.

    Two things need to be observed: first, fasting needs to be an act of glad obedience to the direction of the Lord; second, God unfailingly honors the sacrificial discipline involved in fasting.

    O. Hallesby has written: "The purpose of fasting is to loosen to some degree the ties which bind us to the world of material things and our surroundings as a whole, in order that we may concentrate all our spiritual powers upon the unseen and eternal things."