“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke,to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.”
“Usually we think of fasting as avoiding food for the purpose to prayer. The emptiness of our stomachs reminds us to pray. Isaiah 58 speaks of a fasting God may honor most of all.
What is God proposing that we fast from?
What do we have to give up or fast from to reach out to the oppressed?
Whatever our answer, we know if we pour out our lives to satisfy the needs of the oppressed, God will be faithful to satisfy our needs.”
A Year of Walking in Liberty by Beth Moore
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