“21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. 22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.” 23 So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.”

Sermon Notes:

  1. You Should fast from food for humility
  2. You should fast from food for great needs
  3. You should fast from food for prayer
  4. You should fast from food for God’s glory
  5. You should NOT fast from food for atonement of sin