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 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”  And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.  The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.  No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.  And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.”
In Jesus’ day, it was common for a really devout person to fast 2 or three times a week. They would skip all meals from the time they woke up until the last meal of the day, which they would eat. The purpose was
The onlookers watched Jesus and His disciples closely because their lives seemed so different than anything people had seen before. When it came to fasting, they were different too.
Some of the Pharisees made a big show of their religious acts. They could give money in a container that made a lot of noise so everyone could hear them giving money. They would pray on a street corner so that many people could hear how devout they were. They wore special clothes on special days to show how long they had been faithful or what great sacrifices they had made to the Lord.
Jesus and His disciples don’t show any of these signs and it causes a stir. The great part is, because of who Jesus is and His effect on His followers, most of the reasons for a fast were blown away.
These are all a totally new concept for humankind. Whatever you heard about God in the past, be confronted with this new news: He wants to be around you, eat at your house, forgive your sins, and fill you with joy. Salvation and peace with God
Even better, take Jesus statement that life in Him is completely new literally. If you keep living according to a law of doing this and that to make God happy, when you follow Jesus, you’ll explode!