The Old Testament is the Word of God and is still applicable to us as God’s people. We consider how much of the Old Testament applies, which parts of it do and which do not.

We see two things: 

  • First, that fasting is still sometimes your duty in the New Covenant, and 
  • Second, that you need to exercise some care in applying the Old Covenant teachings in the New Covenant.

Why were the disciples of John so concerned over their religious fasting? Why were Matthew and the disciples all feasting? Because they understood that only by loving and following the Lord they would have eternal life. Therefore, if you aren’t trusting Jesus, do so now.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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