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Fasting in the BIble: Matthew 6:16-18
The Bible's guidelines for fasting focus primarily on the spirit in which you fast. Are you fasting as an act of private worship and devotion? Or are you fasting just to get other people's attention, to seem holy?

http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt.6.16-Matt.6.18&version=NIV

Fast in the BIble: Matthew 6:16
Humility is an important virtue, and especially so in worship. The point of acts of worship--prayer, fasting, or charity--is to glorify God, not our own egos. Those who make a big public deal of their good deeds and acts of worship in order to look better in the eyes of others are hypocrites.

http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt.6.16&version=NIV

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“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
- Proverbs 9:10
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