How Jesus's Whole Life Demonstrated True Fasting According to Isaiah 58
by Scott Cherry—
In the Hebrew scriptures (the Tanach, or Tawrat) there was a great prophet named Isaiah who wrote about the kind of fasting that God respects, the kind that demonstrates the spirit of selflessness and moral consistency for the sake of a higher cause. Here's an excerpt from chapter 58 of the prophet's tome, in the voice of GOD himself:
“Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
"Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?"