Summary: What Does the Bible Say About Fasting?
And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
Fasting is about life. When we encounter fasting in the Bible, we find people giving up food - because we require food / drink to survive! Giving up the essential element to your survival is to trust and rest in God’s provision for you!