Christ in the Old Testament- Isaiah 58

Christ in the Old TestamentPastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about Christ in Isaiah chapter 58. In this passage we learn about how Christ fills meaning into fasting. In fasting, one embraces the passion of hunger that cannot be controlled. This passion of hunger drives action. Either we move toward God or a way from God. Hungers should move us toward God who is the source of our food. He opens His hands and satisfies the desires of every living thing (Psalm 145:16). It should move us to pray “ there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.” (Psalm 73:25) Likewise, hunger should moves us toward the needs of our neighbor who is lacking food so that we have compassion upon him. Yet, in fasting their is the temptation to move away from God. Christ our Lord fasted for forty days in the wilderness and overcame the temptation of the devil. He fasted and fed the poor. He is the love of God incarnate. He is the love of neighbor incarnate.  (click here to listen to the interview on Issues, Etc.)

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