In a previous blog post I gave twelve good reasons to fast, and I invite you to look at that post. In this post I want to bring to you the wrong reasons to fast, just to make sure we aren’t inclined to fast that way. Here are five wrong reasons to fast.
1. As a form of religion or ritual. Arthur Wallis, in his book, God’s Chosen Fast, notes that in the history of the church, what was at first a matter of custom, such as the practice of fasting each Wednesday and Friday, became a matter of obligation.12 Be careful not to let this happen to you. Fasting should always be a matter of love to God, never of religion or ritual.
2. To punish the body for sin. Some have believed that the body is evil, and in order to secure the purity of…
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