When You Give, Pray, and Fast
In the book of Matthew, chapter 6, there is a word that is interestingly repeated by Jesus. It is the word when:
“When you give to the needy…” [Matthew 6:2]
“When you pray..” [Matthew 6:5 and 7]
“When you fast…” [Matthew 6:16]
Notice that Jesus doesn’t say if you give, if you pray, or if you fast.
It seems that Jesus is telling us that giving, praying, and fasting aren’t options, but expectations.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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