Thursday, August 25, 2011

Real Fasting 101

Isn’t this the fast I choose:
releasing wicked restraints,
untying the ropes of a yoke,
setting free the mistreated,
and breaking every yoke?

Isn’t it sharing your bread with the hungry
and bringing the homeless poor into your house,
covering the naked when you see them,
and not hiding from your own family?

Then your light will break out like the dawn,
and you will be healed quickly.
Your own righteousness will walk before you,
and the LORD’s glory will be your rear guard.

Then you will call,
and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help,
and God will say, “I’m here.”

Isaiah 58:6-9 CEV