Mid Afternoon Meditation 4-5-18

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When I weep and fast,
    I must endure scorn;
11 when I put on sackcloth,
    people make sport of me.
12 Those who sit at the gate mock me,
    and I am the song of the drunkards. Psalm 69:10-12

What do fasting and weeping have to do with each other?

2 thoughts on “Mid Afternoon Meditation 4-5-18

  1. OK. So this one made me pause and think for a bit and now I am curious if I am understanding correctly … They can both show contrition and a willingness to humble ourselves before God as we seek His mercy and grace, and His help as we face enemies in our lives that attack us without cause. (?)

    The Nelson NKJV Study Bible explains that Psalm 69 is not only David’s lament to God over what he was going through, but also a messianic psalm about the sufferings of Jesus.

  2. These are some good thoughts Drusilla. I am going to meditate on what you have said. Do you think Fasting and weeping need to come together. I think often times the situations that set us to serious fasting are the situations that also make us weep. That said I wonder if it should be that way….That said as I think about it I am led to consider this passage about fasting as well. Matthew 2:18-22
    Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”

    19Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them. 20But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and on that day they will fast.

    21“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. Otherwise, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. 22And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins.”

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