Today is Saturday, 9 April in the year 2022, and our bible verse of the day will be taken from the book of Deuteronomy 9:9.
“When I went up into the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.Deuteronomy 9:9.
And as we can see the result of Moses fasting was the ability to receive the tablets of covenant from God.
In 2 Samuel 12:1-22, Nathan brought God’s message to David, after he killed Uriah and took his wife Bathsheba.
And when the son Bathsheba bore for him became ill as Nathan foretold David fasted for one week.
And the purpose of the fast was so that the child should not die; but because God had already made up His mind to kill the child, he died.
But David’s fast was however rewarded with the birth of Solomon who became the wisest and richest man that ever lived.
In 1 Kings 19:1-9, Elijah fasted for forty days and forty nights while on his way to Mount Sinai.
And he did this to escape death in the hands of Jezebel after he slaughtered the prophets of Baal and she sought to have him killed.
In Ezra 10:6, Ezra fasted for one night. And he did this in order to plead for the sake of the Jews who disobeyed God by marrying foreign women.
In Esther 4:15-17, Esther commanded Mordecai to gather all the Jews in Susa and hold a three days and nights dry fasting; while she and her young women also did the same thing.
And she did this so she can receive favor from the king; whom she will approach after the fast even though it was against the law to do so.
The result of this fast was the hanging of Haman on the gallows he built for Mordecai; the sparing of the Jews and installation of Mordecai as the kings second in command.
In Daniel 6:18, king Darius fasted for one whole night. And he did this to pray that Daniel escape death, after he was cast into the lion’s den.
And Daniel indeed was brought out alive from the lion’s den.
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