Romans 7:24 “Wretched man that I am, who can deliver me from this body of death?”
Matthew 6: 17-18 “But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret.”
Romans 8:5 “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
Galatians 6:7–8 “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Isaiah 58:3–4 “‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and oppress all your workers. Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high.”
It’s the season of Lent. What is Lent really all about? What does Scripture say about it? And what does it mean for us today?