What is God’s view of fasting? In these verses in Isaiah, the people are asking why if they are fasting God does not hear them. God tells them in short order; they are seeking their own pleasure and fasting like this will not get their voice heard.
Isa53.3‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not?
Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’
Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure,
and oppress all your workers.
4 Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight
and to hit with a wicked fist.
Fasting like yours this day
will not make your voice to be heard on high.
Published on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 @ 7:11 AM CDT