In our most recent worldview study for Thinking Matters Hamilton, we looked into what the Bible says about fasting.
This was a surprisingly interesting study for me, because what I found wasn’t what I expected. I had always thought that fasting was more of a cultural practice in ANE times that wasn’t really relevant to Christians today, and that there was no particular reason to think we should do it.
As you’ll see in the study notes, however, I think Scripture strongly recommends fasting for all believers—not just Old Covenant ones.
Should Christians Fast?